Fat Tire Biking with Kananaskis Outfitters

In Adventure, MTB, Winter Sports by Kirsten AlexisLeave a Comment

Winter in Canada can be a really beautiful experience, even during a polar vortex. The landscape is completely transformed: lakes and waterfalls are completely frozen over, mountains and trees are covered in snow and when the sun is out it illuminates a sparkling winter wonderland.

We put on a few extra layers, and made our way into Kananaskis, a rugged mountain region loved by Calgary locals and often overlooked by tourists. Right in the middle of Kananaskis Village you can find Kananaskis Outfitters, a locally owned and operated adventure hub offering year-round guided tours of the region. Some of their featured winter tours include: fat tire biking, stargazing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We were pretty excited to try out some fat tire biking, and decided to hit the trails.

We met our guide and made our way to the trailhead. Since it was a cold day, and had just snowed considerably the day prior, he thought the trail to Troll Falls was ideal. We agreed. It’s always exciting to see frozen waterfalls! The trail to the falls was ideal for bikers of all abilities, and offered beautiful forested and mountain landscapes along the way.

Here are some photos from our experience. Featured photography by: @cheeze.staxx, @lisa_somboon, @lmigrino, @rvlph.g and @the_floyd_g. Friends in adventure: @indragramm, @noraanie, and @lornrose.

Our guide showing his mad drifting skills.
Just trying to stay warm. Just keep peddling!
Indra trying out some drifting.
I tried it too. Didn’t look as epic as I thought.
Riding through the trees.
Taking a break. It’s cold out there!
A good pause. Taking it all in.
Let’s go to the falls!
Parking our bikes.
Are we there yet?
We made it! After some much-needed hot chocolate, we got to explore the falls.
Frozen waterfalls have always fascinated me. Seems like everyone else feels the same.
Time to hit the ol’ snowy trail and head back. Such a fun day!
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