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2018 Canadian Rockies Rendezvous

  • 09/15/2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 09/17/2018
  • 12:00 PM

Here's an event being hosted by the Canadian Rockies Miata Club that was forwarded in the hope that you may want to attend. The registration details are below and this is a non-PSMC-hosted drive to the event. From the looks of things, you may want to make this a mini-vacation, since there are many things to do in the area as described in this promotional material. Registration should happen soon as well, since numbers need to be firmed up by the club.

The Canadian Rockies Miata Club invites you to join us in beautiful Kananaskis Country for our first Rockies Rendezvous event on the weekend of September 1416, 2018.

The Delta Hotels Kananaskis Lodge, our host venue for the event, is about an hour drive west of Calgary   The venue has been completely upgraded, and has just reopened following over $25 MM in renovations and upgrades.  The Club has secured a special room rate for this event.
The newly opened Nordic Spa is just around the corner from the Hotel and offers "centuries-old Scandinavian inspired wellness practices, with a modern Canadian twist with campfires, heated hammocks and maple leaf tartan robes.” (Calgary Herald)
Your registration includes a show and shine and a Barbecue in the courtyard on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta/Marriott, a group excursion over the Highwood Pass (about a 4 hour drive) and other activities as our committee plans develop, with a wrap-up Banquet at the Delta/Marriott Saturday evening.
Alberta Highway 40 cuts through the Kananaskis Provincial Park over the Highwood Pass. It provides “one of the most varied and scenic one day drives in Canada and according to “it’s one of the best drives in Canada.”
Highway 40 is also known as the Bighorn Highway based on the local wildlife.  Don’t be surprised if you come across a few bighorn sheep as you drive through the area.
In addition to our event, there are plenty of other things you will want to do while in the area.

Banff and Lake Louise are about a 3 hour round trip west on Highway 1. As a club, we’d recommend you take the more leisurely drive to Lake Louise on the scenic Johnson Canyon Road (Highway 1A).  If you have more time, the Icefields Parkway up through Banff and Jasper is a must-drive.

In the Banff area you can check out the Castle in the Rockies - the Banff Springs Hotel, take a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, visit the Cave and Basin (the birthplace of Canada's national parks), or drive the twisty road up Mount Norquay overlooking the Banff town site.

If you’re so inclined, you can enjoy two of Canada’s premier golf courses, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Kananaskis Country Golf Courses.  They are reopening in May after extensive reconstruction following the flood of 2013.
We’re getting close to the time when we have to start finanlizing numbers with the venue, so we’d encourage you to register in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to sharing the weekend with you at our first Rockies Rendezvous.

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