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No matter how fast you hike, there’s just no way you can get in on every single amazing thing there is to do and see in the Canadian Rockies. For every glacier-fed lake that hypnotizes you, there’s an alpine meadow being munched by a moose family that you’ll miss. Better get started. ● Locals know: Hire a guide to learn a how to climb a frozen waterfall, how to make the most of a weekend-long horseback ride, or how to survive a multi-day canoe trip. ● Good to know: Those pointy, rugged peaks? They were gouged by glaciers a long time ago. Still, they're young enough that erosion hasn't worn them down a ton (not like less-dramatic mountains elsewhere on earth.) 
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The Old Dairy Ice Cream Shoppe

Bellevue, Alberta
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The Old Dairy Ice Cream Shoppe currently serves a huge selection of ice cream treats May through September. Try the home-made waffle cones, a Coal Miner Special, or one of the many special summer treats! A rich history, and tasty treats, makes the Old Dairy Ice Cream Shoppe a charming place to stop each summer.

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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Canada’s deadliest rockslide. 90 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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Chiniki Cultural Centre Exhibits

Morley, Alberta
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The Chiniki Cultural Centre is where culture meets cuisine for experience. The heart of the Chiniki Cultural Centre are the exhibits, a unique presentation of Chiniki culture, history, and way of life. Guests can learn more through a self-guided tour of the exhibits and cultural displays, and view First Nation artifacts kindly shared by nation members. Elders and Guides will be glad to answer any questions and point out some of the more interesting elements in the exhibits. The Chiniki Nation is part of the Stoney Nakoda alliance and formed under the leadership of Chief John Chiniquay, one of the original signatories of Treaty 7. Located in the immediate foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the centre presents panoramic views while still enjoying proximity to the Trans Canada Highway in Morley. The centre is open year round and also includes a gallery shop featuring locally crafted Indigenous artwork and jewellery, along with a restaurant and Tipi Encampment.

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Rocky Mountain Escape

Jasper Park, Alberta
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Rocky Mountain Escape offers private, secluded log cabin accommodation and a variety of year-round, nature-oriented activities. Nestled amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to Jasper National Park and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness, we cater to visitors looking for a quiet, scenic, non-touristy mountain experience.

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Banff Boundary Lodge

Harvie Heights, Alberta
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Banff Boundary Lodge is located just west of Canmore and less than a minute from the Banff National Park gates. The setting provides a quieter atmosphere than the neighboring towns of Banff and Canmore but still offers easy access to the hiking, skiing, dining, shopping and all other attractions and activities that Banff and the Kananaskis Valley have become famous for. Each suite at Banff Boundary Lodge offers two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and free Wi-Fi. Lodge amenities include complimentary parking, an outdoor hot tub, a BBQ area and fire pit, and laundry facilities on site. The lodge is also fully independent, providing private, vacation home style accommodations.

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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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Build your own Drum

Used traditionally in ceremonial dances, drum in Chiniki culture represent the heartbeat of a soul. Build your own hand drum in this unique hands-on experience, led by a Chiniki Nation artisan in a small group lesson. All materials will be provided including a baseboard, hides, and drum sticks.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Weave your own Dreamcatcher

Traditionally, artisans would create dreamcatchers that would be hung over each bed. As you sleep, it would catch good dreams while trapping the bad dreams in its intricate web. In this workshop, a Chiniki artisan will teach you to design, weave and make your own dreamcatcher to take home.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Performance and Music Exhibitions

Your front row seat awaits you in this performance, where Chiniki dancers perform in traditional outfits to the beat of drumming and singing in a dancing circle. A brief explanation of each performance's significance will be told by each performer. A minimum of 10 people is required for this experience.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Pursuit Adventures - Rockies Hikes

Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta
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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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Jasper Park Stables at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper Park, Alberta

Jasper Park Stables located on the grounds of the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers guided horse back tours of the surrounding trails. Trails follow lakes Edith and Annette and extend over the back of Canada's #1 Golf Course to offer pleasant, scenic excursions.

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Alberta Flyfishing

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Guiding Fly fishing trips since 1987, we offer exceptional service and expertise. Surrounded by three main river systems along the east slope of Alberta's Southern Rocky mountains, minutes to Cutthroat, Bull, and Rainbow trout. Private lessons, corporate packages, and small group trips. Walk and Wade or Float our spectacular headwaters. The flyshop offers a vast selection of top quality angling gear and excellent advice. Our Cafe specializes in healthy, made from scratch soups, baking, espresso coffees, Rooibos teas, and a simple but eclectic menu. Eat in or take away . Easy access on highway 3 Crowsnest Pass Coleman.

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Events

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Kananaskis Pro Rodeo

Coleman, Alberta
2018-04-27 To 2018-04-29 MST

The Kananaskis Rodeo Association is proud to host one of the first CPRA (also PRCA & WPRA) rodeos of the season in Crowsnest Pass. April 27-29 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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Wildflower Festival

Waterton Lakes, Alberta
2018-06-14 To 2018-06-19 MST

Drop by the 13th annual Waterton Wildflower Festival. Step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies - learn to identify the different species, ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations. Activities include: Wildflower Photography and Painting, Wildflower Identification, Wildflower Connections, Wildflowers by Horseback, as well as an Afternoon Tea with Local Experts.... and more. Events throughout the festival are led by highly qualified professionals, naturalists and scientists who will help make your Festival experience memorable. Admission is free.

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Spring Service

Morley, Alberta
2018-06-10 To 2018-06-10 MST

The Spring Service of the McDougall Stoney Mission Society is an unbroken tradition since the early 1970's. It marks the beginning of the Summer Interpretive Season at the Morleyville Site and welcomes visitors to hear an update on the Site and some words of inspiration from several community leaders. Their mission statement is to preserve and maintain the historic McDougall Stoney Mission Church, landmarks for visitors worldwide! Join them to celebrate the exceptional pioneer heritage of Western Canada that is uniquely reflected in the story of the Morleyville Settlement. They encourage everyone to understand history – through interpretive walks and presentations, connect with the Stoney Nation - through fellowship, special events and cultural displays and explore regional culture - through art, dance, theater and craft! Learn about local ecology and nature – interpret the biology, geology and botany of the site and surrounding area, including local Indigenous knowledge of the region.

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