“The pass will support the continued grooming of xc ski trails” – Jason Nixon
Effective June 1, The Kananaskis Conservation Pass will be required for vehicles entering K-Country.
It will go by your licence plate and you can include two vehicles for the fee.
It costs the provincial government $107 million to provide recreation, conservation, and public safety services in K-Country. The pass is expected to bring in $15 million.
Today’s announcement includes $1 million for upgrades to the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Visitor Centres will be re-opened.
Among those exempt from the fee will be low-income earners and First Nations people.
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“the Kananaskis Conservation Pass will allow the government to invest $11.5 million in K-Country. That will include trail maintenance, search and rescue operations, visitor services and the upkeep of facilities at day-use areas and campgrounds. “