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Ghost Town Hike and Beer

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US$ 61.11
2 travellers
What to Expect

Explore the history of the Kovach Mine as we make our way along the Coal Mine trail.

Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for Kananaskis' own Ghost town. Kovach was a tiny town where the workers and their families from the coal mine once lived. Your tour begins with a short shuttle to the trailhead; where traces of the mining camp remain. The hike takes you along the trail where horses used to cart the coal, to a stunning viewpoint where the mine scar is visible. Retrace your steps through the forest as you imagine walking home from a long day at the mine to your home in Kovach.

After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you. Take your beer glass with you as a souvenir of this Kananaskis experience.

This 5 km hike, with 250 m elevation gain is suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 3 hours for this excursion.

Bottled water and cookies will be provided on the tour. Regular adult tickets include a pint of beer and souvenir glass. Youth, child and non-beer adult tickets include a non-alcoholic drink.
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Departure Point
1 Mt Sparrowhawk Crescent, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks - Cookies
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

This husband/wife duo are rockstars! Their extensive knowledge of their area is so refreshing, I felt like I was immersed in the history of the Kananaskis mountains.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jillmc02
KananaskisOutfitters, Manager at Kananaskis Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback about our Owners, and their knowledge of the area and its rich history. We look forward to business with you again in the future.

Reviewed 25 August 2019

The hike itself is just enough elevation for a beginner or young person to obtain a great view. In addition to great views of the mountains, one got to walk in a meadow and along the creek. With the exception of a few narrow spots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ljsteel68
KananaskisOutfitters, Owner at Kananaskis Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the hike and your guide. I agree our Ghost Town Hike is perfect for beginners and families.

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