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HI Kananaskis, Wilderness Hostel

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HI Kananaskis

HI Kananaskis, Wilderness Hostel

1 Ribbon Creek Road
Kananaskis, Alberta
T0L 2H0

Kananaskis Country is wedged between Calgary and Banff National Park in the foothills of the Rockies. HI Kananaskis is one of Alberta's nine wilderness hostels, but it has indoor plumbing and electricity so it's a great way to ease yourself into an off-the-grid experience surrounded by nature and adventure.

Highlights
  • Stargaze on a clear night
  • Quick wilderness getaway from the city
  • Rustic getaway with all the perks
Useful Info

Open: June - September
          and January - March (Open daily)
          October - December
          and April (Closed Mondays)
          Check Seasonal Schedule
Check-in: 17:00 - 21:00
Check-out: 10:00

Amenities

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

Hi Kananaskis Hostel Auberge 2018
Lounge
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Shared Room
Private Room
Horseback Riding
Kananaskis Lake

Rooms & Beds

Private Rooms

Private Room

After an active day outdoors, sleep in peace in our private rooms with one double bed and a single bed above. Ideal for small families or groups. Sleeps 3.

  • Linens
    Linens
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Shared Rooms

14-Bed Room

Dive back into your summer camp days in our women-only or men-only 14-bed shared rooms.  Shared washrooms nearby.

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    Linens
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Group Bookings

Located in beautiful Kananaskis Country, this hostel offers a superb setting for groups of up to 41 people who are seeking a rustic wilderness experience with the added perks of sleeping indoors and waking up to hot showers. Enjoy the hostel's outdoor volleyball court, fireplace and fire pit.

Groups Information

Our family likes to book all three private rooms when we stay here and spend the weekend skiing, skating and snowshoeing around Kananaskis Village.

Tanya Koob, Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Pretty fabulous for a hostel. Right by Kananaskis Village. We stayed here the night before a long hike/run on the Northover Ridge Loop. Late July is the off-season for this hostel, so it was pretty quiet with a few friendly guests. 

What a great wilderness hostel! Private rooms available. And excellent for groups. This HI location is well managed and well maintained. 

Claude Faerden

My niece had her wedding at this hostel. I have to say I am completely impressed at this place. It was not only clean, but larger than I expected. The pictures in the website do not do it justice. The scenery is breathtaking.

Kelli Stewart

A Word about HI Wilderness Hostels

Learn the ins and outs of our special, rustic wilderness hostels in the Rockies.

Wilderness Season's Pass

The Early Bird 2018-2019 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale October 1, 2018. Click for more information and to purchase.

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Book Your Stay
HI Kananaskis, Wilderness Hostel

No fees. No deposit.