Recreation and Sports
There are two major ski resorts located within an hour and a half drive from Calgary. Sunshine Village resort and Lake Louise boast 246 runs and over 7000 acres of skiing, combined. As well, Sunshine receives thirty feet of snow each year. Nakiska is another resort near to Calgary (81km from Calgary) and Canada Olympic Park is located within city limits, allowing residents to get a few turns in after work or school. The Bow river offers world class trout fishing within an hour drive from Calgary and its many tributaries provide for solitary opportunities, for fisherman who desire a more natural experience. Canmore (103km from Calgary) and Kananaskis (80km from Calgary) are epicenters for all types of outdoor activities including sport climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing and mountain biking. For golfers, Calgary, Canmore and Kananaskis have a number of world-class golf courses and courses suitable for golfers with a range of abilities.