I’ve driven through the Crowsnest Pass area in southern Alberta many times, never with the intention of stopping. It was only when I heard that there was a B&B called Country Encounters that I had any interest in an overnight stay. The B&B – located in Coleman, the westernmost town in the Crowsnest Pass area, also offers cooking classes. My plan was to stay at Country Encounters for a couple of nights and use it as a base to hike and explore the area. And on one evening I’d take a cooking class.