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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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Crowsnest Museum & Archives

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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The Crowsnest Museum and Archives, in historic downtown Coleman, depicts and preserves the cultural history of the Crowsnest Pass. Book a group guided tour of the museum or a walking tour of downtown to explore the many heritage buildings in this National Historic Site. The museum is open seven days a week between June 1st and September 30th, and Monday to Saturday for the remainder of the year.

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Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Rotational monthly exhibitions of local, provincial and national art are the highlight of this public art gallery in Crowsnest Pass which also has a cafe and a gift shop.

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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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Copperstone Resort Hotel

Dead Man's Flats, Alberta
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Your home away from home in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the most family-friendly and pet oriented getaway in the Canadian Rockies at The Copperstone Resort Hotel. Located five minutes outside Canmore, Alberta, in the serene hamlet of Dead Man’s Flats, our all-suite property is just moments from downtown shopping and dining, world-class golf courses and Banff National Park.

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Kanata Blairmore

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Premier mountain accommodation in the Crowsnest Pass.

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Eckardt's Tecumseh Mtn Resort

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Stay and play in the haunting landscape of Crowsnest Pass where rolling prairies meet the southern edge of the Canadian Rockies. This year-round resort has ranch house rooms and cabins.

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Frank Side Interpretive Centre Family Admission

Enjoy a family admission pass (2 adults and up to 6 youths) to one of Alberta's most fascinating historic sites. Visitors will experience what it was like to be in the coal mining town of Frank before, during and after the great rock avalanche. The Centre is open year-round.

Expires: 2017-10-02
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Guided Day Hikes

Explore the front ranges of the Rockies on a guided hiking adventure. Choose from a wide selection of day hikes in David Thompson Country. Package includes transportation from Red Deer, guided hiking and homemade snacks. From $95. Valid mid-April to October.

Expires: 2017-09-27
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Culinary Weekends

Explore the gourmet cook in you on a weekend of dining, entertainment and education. Choose from two 2-night options, including a 6-course dinner. Package price is per couple, based on availability.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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The Bellevue Underground Mine

Bellevue, Alberta
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The Bellevue Underground Mine is the only authentic underground mine tour in Western Canada. The tour is one hour long into the original mine where you get to see what the miners had to do everyday. The mine's temperature sits at just above freezing point all year round. The mine tour lets you take a step back into history and into the lives of the hard working men.

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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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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Waterton Lakes, Alberta
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The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies is a non-profit organization celebrating 94 years of taking people from all over the world into the back country of Canada's majestic mountain National Parks. Their four, five and six-day rides include spectacular scenery, sure-footed mountain horses, great food, comfortable tent and teepee accommodations, hot showers, professional guides and live entertainment. Previous riders have said that it will be, the best vacation of your life. Join us in Waterton Lakes National Park, a world UNESCO site. All inclusive; for beginners and advanced riders. Many guests return year after year.

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Frank Slide Centre celebrates Canada's 150th

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-08-07 To 2017-08-07 MST

Monday, August 7, 2017 – Frank Slide Interpretive Centre celebrates Canada’s 150th. Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre. Face Painting, Caricature artists, guided hikes and musical entertainment. Join in on a guided bus tour on the history of the police force in the Crowsnest Pass, highlighting the famous shoot out at the Alberta Provincial Police Barracks that ended with the death of Constable Lawson. Join Alberta Park Educators at a display revealing tips and tricks to enjoying the wilderness and camping without putting yourself or wildlife in challenging situations or join in on a Mad Science fun workshop. All this and more! We have stories to tell you that you will never forget! The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and visitors will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who will share the fascinating stories of the Frank Slide through dynamic interpretive programs and presentations. State-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 - Canada’s deadliest rockslide. Visitors will experience what it was like to be in the coal mining town of Frank before, during and after the great rock avalanche. Learn why Turtle Mountain fell and if another rockslide will come down. Two award-winning, audio-visual presentations are shown throughout the day in the Centre’s 70-seat, high definition theatre. "On the Edge of Destruction" is a powerful, 30-minute docudrama that recreates the remarkable night the rockslide came down. "In the Mountain's Shadow" is a visually stunning, 25-minute presentation that vibrantly presents the history of the spectacular Crowsnest Pass from immigration through coal mining to rum running. A 1.5 kilometre trail winds through the rocks of the Frank Slide, giving visitors an up-close look at the awesome power of nature. You will never forget the amazing stories of tragedy and triumph you will hear during your visit to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.

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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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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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