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Site of ISVCS13 (2023) - Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
Kananaskis is a mountainous region in the Canadian Province of Alberta, approximately 65 miles mostly west of Calgary International Airport. Kananaskis was the site of many of the events for 1988 Winter Olympics, including both alpine and Nordic skiing events.
The Symposium venue is the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, from which one may wander on numerous trails up into the wilderness. The nearby Peter Lougheed and Spray Valley Provincial Parks offer many spectacular hikes as well.
For the more adventurous, Kananaskis Outfitters (https://kananaskisoutfitters.com/ ), physically located at the Pomeroy, offers bike rental, guides and can point you to opportunities for white-water rafting, river-boarding (!!), horseback riding and more.
Due to its geographic position in the heart of the Dolomites, Corvara is the main center of Alta Badia, a prestigious tourist area located at the top end of the Val Badia. It is surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites mountains: Sassongher, Sella, Fanes and Puez Odle mountains, Gardena and Campolongo and not far from Falzarego passes.
Please note that for driving into the Provincial Parks, each vehicle needs a Conservation Pass, which can be purchased at this link: https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx
Kananaskis is also within an hours drive from Banff, another popular tourist destination. Then there is the widely-acclaimed "most beautiful highway in the world", the drive from Banff to Jasper.