Right next to Banff National Park, sits provincially protected Kananaskis Country, a mountain area similar in size to Banff but wilder and less travelled. On this trip we leave early in the morning, and head south along a backcountry road into the Spray Valley, experiencing some off-the-beaten path and lesser known mountain locations. The mountain scenery of jagged peaks, lakes and glaciers provides a stunning backdrop to the wilder forests and streams found here. It‘s one of the best local areas for spotting moose, black and grizzly bears and other wildlife. The highlight of the day‘s tour is reaching the summit of Highwood Pass at 2,200m or walking along the shore of Upper Kananaskis Lake. Experience the crisp alpine air, rich views and opportunities to spot wildlife typically found only here.