In 1923 Missy Bagley Brewster opened The Kananaskis Guest Ranch to guests from around the world.


She knew the original Brewster Family homestead located at the entrance to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, along the shores of the Bow River, was the perfect location to continue her family’s guest ranching tradition.

Today that spectacular mountain setting remains and guests can still experience the Brewster family tradition of western hospitality.

The Kananaskis Guest Ranch is a great place to gather groups for any occasion. From business to pleasure, our all-inclusive packages include: Weddings, Reunions, Corporate Events, Private Rodeos and, the family specialty, Western Barbecues held in the famed ‘Donut’ tent.


the air smells so good OUT here


A Guest Ranching Tradition, since 1923, at the Brewster Family's Homestead along the Bow River.

With a long history of providing western hospitality, we offer some of the most authentic western Canadian events in the Rockies that are ideal for incentive, corporate or special private functions. Western Barbecue dinners combined with a variety of western inspired, adventure activities are available for large or small groups.


cowboy, take me away.


Located on the shores of the Bow River and at the base of Yamnuska Mountain, the Kananaskis Guest Ranch is an incredible mountain wedding location.

A breathtaking ceremony location, a bonfire-lit reception in the unique 'Donut' tent and our authentic natural setting will create an unbelievable stage for your special day.


find your happy place.


On the shores of the Bow River, this four bedroom, 4500 square foot Lodge is now available for vacation rentals, or for small intimate meetings or gatherings. 

Located at the entrance of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this Lodge offers magnificent views of the river looking west to the Bow Valley, setting this location apart as a private retreat for vacationers and guests.



John Brewster established his homestead at the base of Yamnuska Mountain, after moving to Alberta from Ontario in 1886. Today this family homestead is the home of Kananaskis Ranch.

A unique group of companies now operate in Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Kananaskis more than a century after John's sons, aged 10 and 12, took their first guests on a horse pack trip. He would be pleased knowing his fifth and sixth generation family members today make up the Brewster family group of companies.

Brewster Adventures Backcountry Horse Trips

The Mountain Horse has been an important part in the exploration and enjoyment of the Canadian Rocky Mountains for more than 250 years. Legends in the Canadian Rockies, Banff's Brewster family has helped the past stay alive.

Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course

Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course, where you can golf in your 'jeans', is a regulation 18 hole affordable mountain course offering a challenge to every level of golfer. Our location, where the foothills meet the Canadian Rockies, is a beautiful setting for hosting tournaments, special group events, reunions, weddings, employee outings or conference meetings.

Brewster's Mountain Lodge - Banff

The Brewster family proudly honors over a century of operating in the Canadian Rockies with the tradition of a Grand Mountain Lodge. Guests enjoy premier hotel accommodations, all in the heart of downtown Banff, surrounded by the splendor of the Rocky Mountains.