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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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Kananaskis Guest Ranch

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Historic Brewster Family Ranch on the Bow River at the entrance to the Canadian Rockies. Group Western Barbecue facilities held in the famed Donut tent, Rodeos, and live entertainment. Mountain Wedding ceremonies and receptions. Eighteen hole Golf Course, Pro Shop, Tournaments. Multi-day day back country horse trips featuring log cabin accommodations departing June to September with Brewster Adventures. Vacation rental for groups up to 10 people in Ranch Big House, four bedroom, 4,500 square foot lodge on the Bow River. Ranch is located 30 minutes west to Banff, 45 minutes east to Calgary just off the Trans Canada Highway.

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Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Rich with tradition, located on the Brewster family's 95 year old guest ranch, Kananaskis Ranch is the "affordable mountain course" to play 18 holes that is not only kick-back casual, but breathtakingly memorable. This impressionable layout, only 15 minutes east of Canmore, defines guest experience with its natural beauty, charm and country style. Laying beneath the shadows of Mt. Yamnuska, this golf course offers compelling, panoramic views of both the enchanting Bow Valley Parkway and the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks above. Be sure to visit our website for an inside perspective and take the aerial tour.

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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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Kananaskis Ridge Ride - 15% Off

This ride travels high above the valley to capture a breathtaking view of the entire Kananaskis area. Watch carefully as you wind your way down around the pond; you might catch a glimpse of our resident moose and her calf sunning themselves!. Enter booking code: RIDING2017

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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.

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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.

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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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Boundary Ranch

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Come visit and experience the real west in the spectacular beauty of the Kananaskis Valley. Boundary Ranch is an exceptional location to discover the adventure and serenity of the Canadian Rockies. Embark on horseback to explore backcountry trails with captivating nature and mountain views. Guided rides are suitable for guests six years and older with all riding levels and experience. Group Events include BBQ’s, staged gun fights, wild west rodeos, wagon or sleigh rides and more! Open year round includes banquet facilities, meeting rooms and gift shop; seasonally we offer Trail Riding, Pack Trips and Rick Guinn’s Steakhouse & Patio.

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Kananaskis Outfitters

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Kananaskis Outfitters, located in the heart of Kananaskis Country, can provide you with all of your outdoor activity needs. We offer a wide variety of services for groups and families, including private tours, corporate team building events, wedding chair rentals and outdoor equipment sales. Contact us today to book.

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No Greater Love

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

No Greater Love Music Festival is quickly establishing the reputation as being the ultimate faith festival experience. It’s all about unity and community. Thousands coming together at the foot of the majestic Canadian Rockies that is now being dubbed one of the most spectacular festival backdrops in North America. Hosted on the lands of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, recognized as 'Mother Nature’s Movie Set' where Hollywood blockbusters like The Revenant, Legends of The Fall and Shanghai Noon were filmed. It’s the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind festival experience.

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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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Frank Slide Alberta Culture Days

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-09-29 to 2017-10-01 MST

Musical, art and history all come together for the Crowsnest Pass Culture Days weekend. Free Admission to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre from Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1.

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