Our MARK

What is the MARK of Craft?

Each Autograph Collection hotel boasts unique experiences rooted in their personality. No two marks are the same – since no two hotels share the same story. From celebrations of decadence that bring together mixologists and chocolatiers, to an urban roof garden showcasing seasonal ingredients and honey made on site. You can never be sure of what will stop you in your tracks. But each uncommon moment will wake your senses and arm you with memories and perspectives that stay with you long after you’ve left. 

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Our MARK of Craft: Fireside Moments

Discover something new, lost or forgotten.

Fireside Moments is our MARK of Craft. It’s our take on an authentically Canadian campfire. A hosted evening, social mixer; where guests gather to connect with the great outdoors and enjoy campfire snacks and live entertainment.

Join us nightly by the fire, between 5pm and 7pm.

 

CLIMBER FIRESIDE STORIES

This fall, we are thrilled to feature an incredible lineup of adventurers and climbers to come and share their stories with our guests. From daring ascents, jaw-dropping exploits, exotic travel tales and humbling life lessons, these talks are sure to leave you inspired and hungry for an adventure of your own!

Make sure you join us for one of these nights: 

Friday October 12th – Brent Peters: Appointed as the area’s 199th official mountain guide in 2017, his engaging talks teach people how to be competent, confident, and independent in backcountry wilderness situations. Author of Ice Line, he is often seen mastering his ice axes in some of the wildest waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies.

 

Saturday October 13th – Jim Elzinga: Considered the inventor of ice climbing as we know it today, an endless number of first ascents are part of his biography, including the deadly Slipstream route in Snow Dome. Jim is internationally acclaimed, known from leading expeditions on the Himalaya range, culminating in the first North American female ascent of Mount Everest. Listening to Jim is a true privilege that makes you feel closer to the mountains themselves. 

 

Friday October 19th – Brent Peters: Appointed as the area’s 199th official mountain guide in 2017, his engaging talks teach people how to be competent, confident, and independent in backcountry wilderness situations. Author of Ice Line, he is often seen mastering his ice axes in some of the wildest waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies.

 

Saturday October 20th – Sean Isaac: One of Canada’s foremost young alpinists and mixed climbers. He has forged big wall routes up remote and obscure spires in all corners of the globe, including Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Pakistan, Patagonia and the Northwest Territories. Closer to home, Sean has been one of a handful of motivated climbers pushing mixed standards in the Canadian Rockies by taking dry tooling techniques and a new vision to semi-alpine walls.

 

Friday November 2nd – Brandon Pullan: Editor-in-chief of Gripped, Canada’s climbing magazine. His alpine pursuits have introduced him to dozens of legendary climbers and mentors, motivating him to compile and archive collections of stories from this older generation of mountaineering greats. Brandon is the author of The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2016) and co-author of Northern Stone: Canada’s Best Rock Climbs (RMB, 2018). 

 

Saturday November 3rd – Sean Isaac: One of Canada’s foremost young alpinists and mixed climbers. He has forged big wall routes up remote and obscure spires in all corners of the globe, including Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Pakistan, Patagonia and the Northwest Territories. Closer to home, Sean has been one of a handful of motivated climbers pushing mixed standards in the Canadian Rockies by taking dry tooling techniques and a new vision to semi-alpine walls.

 

Friday November 9th – Brandon Pullan: Editor-in-chief of Gripped, Canada’s climbing magazine. His alpine pursuits have introduced him to dozens of legendary climbers and mentors, motivating him to compile and archive collections of stories from this older generation of mountaineering greats. Brandon is the author of The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2016) and co-author of Northern Stone: Canada’s Best Rock Climbs (RMB, 2018). 

 

Saturday November 10th – Keir Lamar: A fly-fishing guide with a gift for reading the rivers and finding that next amazing catch. From Portugal Cove in Labrador to Alberta, his passion is contagious and his stories will put you in the centre of the real Canadian fly fishing experience.

 

Friday November 16th – Sean Isaac:  One of Canada’s foremost young alpinists and mixed climbers. He has forged big wall routes up remote and obscure spires in all corners of the globe, including Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Pakistan, Patagonia and the Northwest Territories. Closer to home, Sean has been one of a handful of motivated climbers pushing mixed standards in the Canadian Rockies by taking dry tooling techniques and a new vision to semi-alpine walls.

 

Saturday November 17th – Jordy Shepard: An ACMG/IFMGA mountain guide and Backcountry Access/ K2 Ambassador/instructor, living with his family in Alberta. Jordy has lived, worked, and played in the mountains his whole life. He also enjoys guiding and instructing people to achieve their personal best, with a focus on safety and enjoyment of the mountains.

 

Friday November 23rd – Will Gadd : Will is a world renowned mountain climber, paraglider and kayaker. Sponsored by Red Bull, he is rightly considered the number one ice climber of the world. Pushing the limit and conquering first ascent as the notorious Niagara Falls or Kilimanjaro. Will’s talks are extremely engaging and motivating!

 

Saturday November 24th – Jim Elzinga: Considered the inventor of ice climbing as we know it today, an endless number of first ascents are part of his biography, including the deadly Slipstream route in Snow Dome. Jim is internationally acclaimed, known from leading expeditions on the Himalaya range, culminating in the first North American female ascent of Mount Everest. Listening to Jim is a true privilege that makes you feel closer to the mountains themselves. 

 

Friday November 30th – Brent Peters: Appointed as the area’s 199th official mountain guide in 2017, his engaging talks teach people how to be competent, confident, and independent in backcountry wilderness situations. Author of Ice Line, he is often seen mastering his ice axes in some of the wildest waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies.

 

Dec 1 – Nikki Tate: The author of more than 35 books and over 1500 articles, reviews, and online pieces, Nikki loves writing about the environment, travel, climbing, septic systems, sailing, horseback riding, civil disobedience and medicine (not necessarily in that order). A professional storyteller since 1989, Nikki’s entertaining tales run the gamut from Arthurian legends to rollicking personal tales of being attacked by mad Scottish sheep.

 

 

Call 1-888-591-6240 or email us directly at concierge@lodgeatkananaskis.com for more information.