On September 22nd, 1978, former Premier Peter Lougheed officially created Kananaskis Country. The park is known for more than 4,000 square kilometers of mountain terrain right at the doorstep of southern Alberta. It is a year-round playground and the perfect place to discover amazing outdoor adventures.
The Friends of Kananaskis took part in celebrating Kananaskis 40th Anniversary on Saturday, Sept 22nd, at the Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre which was highlighted with birthday cake!
Premier Rachel Notley, Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips and Joe Lougheed held an event on Monday, Sept 24th, as the Government of Alberta celebrates Kananaskis Country. The Premier recognized Peter Lougheed’s tireless efforts to create this magnificent landscape for generations of Albertans and visitors from around the world to love and enjoy. Joe Lougheed spoke about the collaborative effort that enabled the planning and realization of Kananaskis Country and gave specific mention and thanks to the Friends of Kananaskis Country for their ongoing volunteer stewardship.
Happy Birthday Kananaskis Country! We are proud to represent your magnificent natural wonder.
(right picture: Nancy Ouimet, FKC Executive Director, Joe Lougheed, and Mark Storie, Kananaskis Regional Director)