All the way back on the lesser road you will see interesting farmland with peace & tranquility instead of the constant rush of traffic. Only 2 point of interest according to the Canadians a soldiers memorial & this quaint little church. The path to the church is really overgrown, indicating that most tourist head down highway 1, but I don't regret the detour.
The tribute to the Stoney Indians reads " They rendered to Caesar the things that were Caesar's & unto God the things that were God's"
Driving empty roads in Kananaskis is a perfect opportunity to spot deer & other wildlife.
The roads are scenic and provide a pleasant drive through cattle ranches - horse ranches & great mountain scenery.
If you are staying in a place with a kitchen, you might want to stop by here and pick up some of their excellent deli meats to make up an incredible sandwich for yourself; they also have some good quality ready-to cook items such as kabobs, and other meats. We buy their bacon, and it is so lean that there is maybe a tablespoon of fat after frying up half a package.
The owner is originally a chef who was working for the Rocky Mountain Resorts, and compared the environment to his own native Austria. He decided to start Valbella meats to offer customers quality cured and deli meats.
They have expanded now, and have a retail store, with a cafe next door, where you can pick up ready-made sandwiches or eat in, and also purchase some wonderful bread made by the owner's wife.
Nice water feature near the lodge - but have to admit the natural ones are far more interesting. The one in the picture was build to commemorate the G8 summit in 2002
Robert Trent Jones designed this spectacular golf course, planning every tee shot to line up with a mountain peak.
Wonderful views from the lookouts high up near the Kananaskis Lodge.