Nestled on the banks of the Highwood River in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains,
River Retreat Kananaskis is ready to welcome you.

River Retreat Kananaskis is a beautiful destination for travellers along the Cowboy trail.

As you enter the campground, you are immediately struck by the beauty of the natural surroundings. Towering trees provide shade and privacy, while the Highwood River meanders gently through the landscape, offering a peaceful soundtrack to your stay.

The campsites themselves are spacious and well-maintained, each one offering a level of privacy and seclusion that is rare in today’s crowded world.

In addition to the natural beauty of the Highwood River and the surrounding wilderness, the campground offers to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.  A communal fire pit and picnic area are perfect for gathering with friends and family.

But perhaps the greatest appeal of this private, adult-only campground is the sense of peace and tranquility that pervades the entire area. Here, you can truly unwind and reconnect with nature, leaving behind the stress and chaos of the outside world.

As the sun sets over the Highwood River and the stars begin to twinkle overhead, you will be reminded of the simple pleasures in life and the joy of spending time in the great outdoors. This private adult-only campground is a true haven for those seeking a quiet and restful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.


Nuptials along the Highwood River

As the sun began to rise over the majestic Rocky Mountains, Jax and Todd stood hand in hand, gazing out at the stunning vista before them. They had chosen to have their wedding at River Retreat Kananaskis, along the Highwood River, a place that held a special significance to them both.


The river flowed peacefully beside them, its tranquil waters reflecting the dazzling colors of the sunrise. The air was crisp and clear, with a gentle breeze that carried the scent of pine and wildflowers.


Their family and friends had gathered on the riverbank, waiting in anticipation for the ceremony to begin. As the music started to play, Jax and Todd walked down the aisle, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.


The ceremony was simple and heartfelt, with vows that spoke of love, commitment, and a deep respect for the power and beauty of nature. As they exchanged rings, the sun rose higher in the sky, casting its warm glow over the entire gathering.


As the day drew to a close, Jax and Todd danced under the stars, the Milky Way spread out above them like a glittering canopy. The mountains loomed in the distance, a reminder of the power and majesty of the natural world.


This wedding location, River Retreat Kananaskis, along the Highwood River with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop was a celebration of love, nature, and the beauty of life itself. It was a day that Jax and Todd would never forget, a memory that would stay with them forever.


Future Development

Coming Fall 2023!

Coming this fall will expand our overnight accommodations to include boutique guest rooms and quaint cabins.  We will be creating an outdoor bar with take out food and beautiful indoor restaurant and lounge.  We will also have an indoor event and wedding center in the near future!


The Rockies At Your Fingertips

Enjoy world class spas and golf courses, trail riding, river rafting, hiking and so much more, all within an hour of our private retreat



Pop-up’s and special events are always happening at River Retreat Kananaskis.



River Retreat Kananaskis is open from mid-May to mid-October for Recreational Vehicle camping.



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