'The Great Canadian Sugar Rush' arrives at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge March 22-24

March marks the start of the Canadian Maple Season and to celebrate our nation’s favourite sweet treat, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is hosting a three-day, jam-packed celebration - ‘The Great Canadian Sugar Rush’, a brand-new festival-style event that will take place in Kananaskis from March 22 - 24, 2019.

At the delicious core of the festival, will be the Winter Carnival, where visitors young and old can delight in a mountain-sized amount of classically-Canadian activities.  There’ll be a dog sleigh display, ice chipping station, traditional wagon rides, a beaver tail contest, skating party, and live music by the bonfire! All this, will be taking place in Kananaskis Village, just steps away from the Lodge lobby. 
 
And when Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge promises a fun festival in honour of maple, you can guarantee to find all-things maple - and so many opportunities to indulge in sugary sweetness throughout the weekend!  The adults can enjoy the maple-inspired cocktail bar (complete with campfire s’mores and fiddle entertainment), and for the kiddies there’ll be maple syrup taffy – and did we mention the truly Canadian maple breakfast?!
 
To balance out the sugar rush, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge has also made sure to add lots of outdoor mountain time and Kananaskis adventures into the mix, with snowshoe tours, stargazing, exploring a waterfall by fat bike, mountain yoga, and even learning how wildlife survives the Canadian winter (and build your own snow shelter) during the ‘Little Guide’ session!
 
For further information on The Great Canadian Sugar Rush, see: lodgeatkananaskis.com
Schedule highlights are below:
 
 
THE GREAT CANADIAN SUGAR RUSH- MARCH 22-24
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
 
FIRESIDE MOMENTS
 
Nightly on the main patio from 5:30 – 9:30 pm, will be the Lodge’s signature campfire gathering, ‘Fireside Moments’. While the fire crackles, a fiddler will play, and guests can take advantage of the s’mores bar. A special menu featuring a maple-inspired cocktail is available. Also available on Saturday, March 23.
 
STARGAZING SNOWSHOE TOUR
 
To counteract the sugar rush, visitors can hike among the silhouetted mountain peaks under a starlight glow on a set of snowshoes. A traditional form of transportation for winter, these modern shoes will remind you of the pioneer days. Guided tours take place from 8 – 10 pm for $75 per adult or $55 for youths 12-17 - available to book at kananaskisoutfitters.com/tours. Also available on Saturday, March 23.
 
HAPPY TRAILS RECREATIONAL DAYCARE
*reservation required
 
Children from 1 – 10 years old will have the time of their lives with Happy Trails Daycare. From 12 – 7 pm parents can drop their kids off and take the time to enjoy some adult-only time in the mountains. Also available on Saturday, March 23.
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
 
MAPLE BREAKFAST
 
From 7:30 – 11 am, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge’s Forte Restaurant will be serving up all things maple! Also available on Sunday, March 24
 
LITTLE GUIDE (A FAMILY EXPERIENCE)
 
Spend the morning learning about winter survival tips and how to spot animal tracks. Bring winter attire to head outside afterward and build snow shelters. Complimentary for children 4+ from 10 am – 12 pm.
 
WINTER OLYMPICS

Compete for gold with these non-regulation Olympic Games from 10am - 12pm. *weather permitting
 
ARTISAN MARKET
 
Local vendors will be on hand to showcase Canadian-made products from 11 am – 7pm in the main lodge.
 
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
 
The winter carnival will be taking place at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge from 12 – 4 pm with a dog sleigh display, beaver tail contest, ice chipping station, wagon rides, live music by The Depayses, a bonfire, skating party, and maple syrup taffy.
 
LITTLE CHEF
 
Reserve a spot from 2 – 4 pm with Little Chef and children will learn hands-on how to make pizza from scratch. $25 per child includes childcare.
 
MOUNTAIN YOGA
 
Sugar rush then stretch: Mountain Yoga takes place from 6 – 7 pm, a gentle flow yoga.  Admission is $15.
 
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ABOUT POMEROY KANANASKIS LODGE
Located just one hour’s drive west from Calgary’s city limits, and as the closest 4-star Canadian Rockies resort to Alberta’s major city airports, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge features 247 contemporary guest rooms, suites, and lofts, many of which offer breathtaking views of the mountains. If you’re in need of more space, the Lodge also caters to larger groups and families offering adjoining room & suite options. The Lodge seamlessly blends high-end, modern luxuries with rugged mountain living, offering all guests a convenient hub within the solitude of the picturesque Kananaskis Valley to explore four vibrant seasons full of wilderness adventures.
With a wide range of family amenities and on-resort activities, including the year-round KananasKIDS program, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge has something for everyone; guests young and old; couples, groups of friends, business travellers, wellness-seekers, adventurers, and families. For winter 2018, a completely renovated indoor/outdoor hot tub, fitness room, and indoor family waterpark will be introduced. Also offered on-site are full service conference, meeting, and wedding facilities with over 18,000 sq. ft. of space and 21 rooms to choose from.

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