|The first IGOS Cryosphere Theme
workshop will be held at the Delta
Lodge at Kananaskis. The hotel
is located in the heart of the Kananaskis Valley at an elevation of
5000 ft. It is approximately 100 km
from the International Airport at Calgary, Alberta, about a 1 hour and
15 minute drive.
Room rates are $118 CAD each plus applicable taxes for a Delta Room
(single and double occupancy). A block of 30 rooms is being held
under "IGOS" (group code GG006) and reservations can be made by calling
toll-free 1-866-432-4322 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These room rates will only be available by booking before Friday
February 11, 2005.
There are extensive cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the
Kananaskis area, and skis and snowshoes can be rented in the Village -
unfortunately there are no lit trails, though a headlamp may be all you
need for a short snowshoe trip. There is also a fire pit and lit
toboggan hill near the hotel, and a lit hockey rink.
Stargazing and a moonlight snowshoe can be arranged through the
Back Of Beyond Adventure Company (www.backofbeyond.ca). Downhill
skiing can be had at the nearby Nakiska snow resort, and sleigh rides
can be arranged through the Boundary Ranch.
For more information on the Kananaskis Village and local activities,
please visit the following site: http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/enjoying_alberta/parks/featured/kananaskis/facilities_kc_village.asp
This site has some local trail maps.
Current weather: http://www.skinakiska.com/conditions/weather.asp.
Driving time from Calgary International Airport to the Delta Lodge at
approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A airport shuttle service provided by Brewster Bus
Lines is available (see below), though the schedule is limited.
Car rental companies at the Calgary Airport include:
Directions: From the airport
head south on Barlow Trail and
take 16th Avenue West, which becomes the Trans Canada Highway (Highway
#1) for approximately 40 minutes until you reach the Kananaskis Trail
(Highway #40 South). Continue on Highway #40 South for
20 minutes, to the Kananaskis Village/Nakiska Road and turn
After approximately 1 km, turn left and proceed up the hill to the
Maps: The map on the hotel
website is terrible! Try this one for
the big picture (Calgary to Banff) and this
one for a closer in view.
Brewster Bus Lines - for information call 403-221-8255. The bus
does not come to Kananaskis directly. Guests may catch the bus to
Banff from the airport, and the Delta Lodge at Kananskis van will meet
the bus at the Highway #1 / Highway 40 turn off. Guests need to
let the bus driver know they are going to Kananaskis. The bus driver
will call the Lodge to let the bell-desk know when to meet the
bus. This Bus currently leaves the airport at 6:30 pm daily, and
cost $42.00 each way. Tickets to head back to the Calgary Airport
from the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis can be purchased from our Front
Desk. Departure times are 08:30 and 12:30 daily.
Other alternatives include:
Alpine Limousine - Limousine transfers to and from the airport,
as well as private sight seeing. (Chevy Impala, Lincoln Concord,
Stretched Limousine) Advance reservations are required. Call
Ambassador Limousine Service - Variety of vehicles available; 8 &
10 passenger limousines, 21 passenger luxury coach, 8 passenger van,
mini bus, sedans. Call for rates and availability (403) 299-4910.
Mystic Mountain Limousine - Variety of vehicles including an executive
coach 8 passenger limousine with state of the art luxuries. All
Vehicles are available for airport transport or private sight
seeing tours. Call for rates and availability (403) 760-4932.
Longhorn Limo - for reservations call (403) 888-8880 visit the website
For Group Travel small vans to large busses can be chartered from
Pinnacle Bus Lines located in Banff. Please call Tim at