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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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Kananaskis Country | Laudromat Studios

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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Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Leitch Collieries was one of the most impressive and sophisticated early coal mines in the Crowsnest Pass. It was the only fully Canadian-owned and operated coal mine in the pass, and features ruins of a coal processing plant, interpretive panels, weigh scale, coke ovens and more. During summer months, knowledgeable staff can provide guided tours for an insider's perspective on the history of this early business venture that had great promise, but ultimately didn't make it.

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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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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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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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Adanac Adventures

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Looking for a great getaway? Mountain views, wildlife, outdoor recreation and adventures are waiting for you at Adanac Adventures. We are located in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, nestled on a forested five acre property. We have 4 fully-serviced year-round cabins, 8 power camping sites and various tenting spots. Other guest amenities include a barbecue and picnic area, large fire-pit area, walking trails, park area, and seasonal store. Enjoy views of the famous Frank Slide (Turtle Mountain) from your cabin or site. ATV or snowmobile right from your cabin or campsite. Book your adventure today!

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BCMInns Coleman

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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BCMInns Coleman is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass nestled in the Rocky Mountains along Highway 3. All rooms feature LCD TVs, HBO/Movie Central, Keurig coffee makers, and Simmons Beauty rest mattresses.

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Nakiska Ski Package

Each season, Nakiska makes upgrades and improvements to the snowmaking system to ensure it’s the most cutting edge it can be. Nakiska Ski Area is where to go for guaranteed snow. Package includes accommodation at Copperstone Resort Hotel and 2 adult lift tickets redeemable at Nakiska, Calgary's closest mountain.

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Deluxe Ski & Stay - Castle Mountain Resort

Located in Coleman (Crowsnest Pass), Country Encounters is surrounded by history and majestic mountains. Take advantage of updated rooms in a refurbished historic building. Package includes suite-style accommodation, daily lift tickets, gourmet breakfast, and 1 apres-ski dinner (with minimum 2-nt stay). Price per person, per night based on double occupancy.

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Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles Heli Adventure

The Ice Bubbles tour is a full day, uniquely Canadian destination experience offered mid-December to mid-April. This day out is built around an incredible natural phenomenon on Abraham Lake, where methane gas bubbles freeze at various depths under the lake surface. The result: A photo safari like no other!

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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 an experienced, non-profit registered society celebrating 95 years of taking people from all over the world into the back country of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Honouring Alberta's distinctive western cowboy culture, the adventure trips include excellent teepee and tent accommodations, (with raised cots) four-star food, professional guides and live entertainment in a rustic wilderness camp which is complete with hot washing water and a hot outdoor shower. Over 50% of guests are over the age of 50, and 75% are female, many returning for as many as ten, twenty, and a few over thirty years! Riding experience ranges from beginners to the experienced and everyone’s abilities can be accommodated. Families are common on rides, including grandparents with their grandkids. Experience backcountry vistas rarely seen and wildlife only seen in the backcountry. "Canada's Original Trail Ride".....since 1923.

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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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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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Waterton Wildflower Festival

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

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton. From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, and learn about wildflower photography and painting. The possibilities and mediums are endless when learning about Waterton wildflowers during the 13th annual Waterton Wildflower Festival. Join us for guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.This festival, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, features many workshops on photography and art, guided walks on plant identification and park ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations and local entertainment.

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