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Throughout the vast untouched wilderness of the Canadian Rockies you’ll find a sprinkling of picturesque towns and hamlets. Nestled amidst jaw dropping landscapes of soaring snow-capped peaks, glacier fed lakes, winding rivers and alpine meadows, these small, tight-knit communities offer the very best in year round outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. Discover family run ranches, wilderness lodges and outfitting companies. Explore the backcountry with a third generation guide. Embark on a multi-day fishing trip on horseback. Snowshoe or ice climb in a stunning snow-draped playground. Experience the area through the lens of locals and forever benefit from their knowledge and love of the land.
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Discover Crowsnest Heritage

Ian McKenzie Crowsnest Heritage Initiative

Visitors to Crowsnest Pass are familiar with its stunning scenery and outstanding recreational opportunities, but it also has a remarkable heritage based on an unmatched array of historic events, colourful characters and epic disasters both natural and man-made.

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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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CANADA’S DEADLIEST ROCKSLIDE90 Seconds Changed Their Lives“It took quite a bit of time for us to get it through our heads that everything and everybody beyond that point where the wall of rock began was dead…” What was it like to be in Frank when Turtle Mountain collapsed? Why did it happen? Will it happen again? Visitors can feel the impact of the Frank Slide story in a personal, interactive and creative setting, involving first-hand accounts by the people who lived through the destruction. On April 29th in 1903, 90 million tons of rock thundered from Turtle Mountain and buried part of a town. Immerse yourself in emotional survivor accounts. Stand on the edge of destruction and marvel at the awesome power of nature or take a walk through the massive boulders and imagine what it must have been like. Discover unforgettable stories told through prop talks, dramatic vignettes, high definition award-winning presentations, guided walks, powerful images, and one-on-one contact with historical guides. Get out into the spectacular Rocky Mountain landscape and discover the unexpected with a guided or self-guided walk on the Frank Slide Trail.Interact with knowledgeable staff one-on-one or as part of an interpretive experience inside or outside the Centre.Immerse yourself in special activities during events that celebrate the area’s unique history and culture.Enjoy two high definition, award-winning presentations in the Centre’s theatre.Take time to explore four exhibit galleries with heart-rending accounts by survivors of the slide, powerful images of the devastation, and touch screen displays to help you dig deep into the history. Look for items in the Frank Slide Gift Shop that are only found here.

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The Bellevue Underground Mine

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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The Bellevue Underground Mine is Southern Alberta’s only authentic underground coal mine tour. Satisfy your curiosity, explore the historical coal mine and listen to its stories. Your senses will come alive during this memorable adventure, which is appropriate for persons of all ages and abilities. Dress warm, because even on the hottest day, the mine is cold and damp.

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The Crossing

Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta
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The Crossing resort is located at about the halfway point between Banff and Jasper on the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Choose from newly refurbished rooms with a king or two queen beds. The property also features three restaurants and is a great place to stop for coffee or lunch and to fill-up on gas.

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Nakoda on the Lake

Morley, Alberta
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Located on the shores of Lake Chief Hector and surrounded by peaceful mountain forests Nakoda on the Lake offers a unique getaway in the Canadian Rockies The lodge located on Stoney Indian Reserve and is owned by Wesley First Nation. 45 minute drive from Calgary.

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Goat Mountain Get-A-Way

Blairmore, Alberta
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Goat Mountain Get-A-Way presents you with seven uniquely decorated, large, modern chalets which feature queen size beds and pullouts, 4 piece baths, fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, gas barbeques, wrap-around decks, cable TV, free high-speed wireless internet, and a picnic area with a fire pit. Centrally located in the heart of the Crowsnest Pass, our chalets are the perfect hub to take advantage of all the activities this mountain community has to offer. These picturesque chalets are perfect for families, friends, honeymoon couples, outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those looking for peace and quiet.

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Nakiska Group Ski Retreat x 5

Escape into a Nakiska Group Ski Retreat for you and 4 of your friends and enjoy one amazing weekend. Package starting as low as $239.00 per person. Package includes 2-night stay in a beautiful 2-bedroom condo with den and 5 all-day adult lift tickets.

Expires: 2017-04-30
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Nakiska Romance Package

Come and enjoy a romantic ski weekend with your someone special. Spend 2 nights at the beautiful Copperstone Resort and enjoy a full day is Skiing at the beautiful Nakiska Ski Resort. Price is for 2 guests staying 2 midweek nights in a 1-bedroom suite.

Expires: 2017-04-30
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Romance In The Rockies

Treat someone special to a romantic getaway in the Canadian Rockies. The perfect package to celebrate your wedding anniversary, Valentines Day, honeymoon or birthday. Includes overnight accommodation for 2, upgrade to loft or executive suite, breakfast, sparkling wine and chocolate truffles, and valet parking for one vehicle.

Expires: 2017-06-13
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Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions Inc

Dead Man's Flats, Alberta
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Experience authentic dog sledding and skijoring Adventures in the Canadian Rockies. We are a small family-operated sled dog touring kennel offering tours on trails within Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park during the winters and fun family-oriented Sled dog kennel adventures during the summers. Our trips range from 1.5 hours to multiple days upon request. We believe in providing an authentic dog sledding experience with small group sizes where you get to see and feel what mushing is really like.

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The Crowsnest Angler Fly Shop & Guide Service

Bellevue, Alberta

We're the longest established fly shop and guide service in SW Alberta and have been guiding in this region since 1984. We provide float and walk & wade trips in SW Alberta and SE British Columbia. Our full-service fly shop is open year-round. Alberta and B.C. licenses available.

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Pursuit Adventures - Rockies Hikes

Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

Explore the trails of the Canadian Rockies. Small group tours are available weekly from mid-April to late October and private tours are available daily, on your schedule. Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area's trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on hiking while the rest is taken care of.

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Kananaskis Pro Rodeo

Coleman, Alberta
2017-04-28 To 2017-04-30 MST

The Kananaskis Rodeo Association is proud to host one of the first CPRA (Canadian Pro Rodeo Association) rodeos of the season, (also PRCA - Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association & WPRA - Women's Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned), right here in Crowsnest Pass, AB.April 28-30, 2017 is your chance to see some of North America's greatest cowboys and cowgirls competing in our indoor arena. All of your favourite events will be here - watch the contestants throw down in bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie down roping, saddle bronc, team roping, and bull riding.

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No Greater Love

Morley, Alberta
2017-08-12 To 2017-08-13 MST

No Greater Love is communities coming together in unity to celebrate faith through music. This two day celebration is packed with an incredible lineup of Christian music, authentic First Nations village, skateboard park, kid's kingdom, food trucks, camping & more. Unlike any other festival backdrop that you’ve ever seen! With rolling foothills, crystal blue rivers and the majestic Rocky Mountains, this location on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation is one of the most stunning landscapes you’ll ever set foot on. Hollywood movies like The Revenant was filmed on this very land. Create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Meet the Minotaur

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-08-26 To 2017-08-26 MST

Set in the high alpine of the ruggedly beautiful Crowsnest Pass AB, against the continental divide, a new adventure experience awaits. The Minotaur is approximately 15-20 km of demanding mountain terrain, but it’s not a trail race. Competitors will use their mental and physical stamina to overcome natural challenges along the course, but it’s not an obstacle course race. The route will be sparsely marked, and competitors will test their route finding skills along a changing landscape, but this isn’t an adventure race. So what is the Minotaur? It’s the chance to find out who you are and what you’re really made of. Join us August 26, 2017 for an unforgettable adventure.

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