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Waterton-Castle Region Canadian Rockies

The southwest corner of Alberta has everything you need, if what you need is mountains, wildlife, lakes, history, restaurants, views, waterfalls and boat cruises that cross an international border. Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Provincial Parks, Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek are the soon-to-be-not-so hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies. ● Picture this: The town of Waterton offers lakefront-mountain views from your restaurant table. ● Hike this: Castle Provincial Park is the newest park in the Rockies, which means crowd-free pleasure. ● Discover: Crowsnest Pass is filled with quaint towns, fascinating history and the site of an eye-popping rockslide.
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Buffalo grazing in Waterton Lakes National Park

Hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Wonders of Winter Card - Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain Resort's new Wonders of Winter card (W.O.W.) ties together southern Alberta's ski areas, on one discount card, for the first time! Cardholders will enjoy unlimited 50% off days at Castle and Pass Powderkeg (Crowsnest) with up to five 50% off days at Hidden Valley (south of Medicine Hat).

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Waterton Lakes National Park - Photography Workshops

Join professional photographer Kyla Black with Gathering Dust Photography Company for a 7-hour photography workshop: $225 for individual, $375 for group of two, $495 for group of three or $625 for group of four. Instruction, park entry, travel within the Park and dinner are included in the workshop price.

Expires: 2018-11-01
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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: 2018-12-30
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Country Christmas Dinner Show

Hillspring, Alberta
2018-11-17 to 2018-11-17 MST | Show All Dates

The Holiday season is very special time for us here at the Great Canadian Barn Dance and beginning on November 17th we feature a festive Country Christmas Dinner Show for all ages! Bring the family, a group of friends or the entire gang to enjoy our Country Christmas Dinner Show with sounds of the season and festive costumes. Our Christmas Buffet features turkey and all the trimmings made from Chef Wilsons Kitchen so you know it's good! Enjoy a cup of hot wassail as you browse Granny's Christmas Gift Shop and don't forget to enter the Door prize draw on your way in for a chance to win a special gift hand picked by The Barn Dance Family!

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Minotaur

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2019-08-04 to 2019-08-04 MST

Set in the high alpine of the beautiful Crowsnest Pass, against the continental divide, a new adventure experience awaits. Meet the Minotaur Aug 4 2019. This is a capped event set in high alpine terrain - the race course well flagged, completely off-trail and participants are expected to be completely self sufficient. An 8 hour time cutoff is in place for this true alpine style foot race race.

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Halloween In The Village

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2018-10-31 to 2018-10-31 MST

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is host to 'Halloween In The Village' this year on Oct. 31. Come out for this free family fun event and 'Trick or Treat' the many Village buildings on site sponsored by local businesses. There will also be a Haunted Barn to walk through....if you dare! Decorate a pumpkin or squash in the Village school with The Family Center and warm up with some hot chocolate. There will be hot food for purchase too so start your 'trick or treating' here, grab a quick supper and then continue your evening from here!

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Attractions

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Crowsnest Curling Club

Coleman, Alberta

The Crowsnest Curling Club offers different leagues to all level of curlers, offering clinics and instruction to those that are new to the sport. The club also hosts a number of bonspiels through out the year, including the Bunny Bonspiel which is held every Easter and is one of the longest-running curling bonspiels in Alberta!

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the Tamarack, Waterton's Outdoor Store

Waterton Lakes, Alberta

The Tamarack is Waterton's Outdoor Store. Family owned and operated, they have been supporting and outfitting adventurers in Southern Alberta for over 40 years. Authentic yet modern, the Tamarack is an authorized retailer of quality mountain lifestyle products and a source of current and informative hiking and visitor information in the Park. From camping to biking, backpacking to travelling, the Tamarack has a huge selection of everything you need to 'get out there' in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Great Canadian Barn Dance

Hillspring, Alberta
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A family friendly camping resort with roast beef dinner buffets on the weekends and live band dances for all ages. Large sports field canoes and horseshoe pits. Great for family reunions and RV rallies. Close to many tourist attractions. Open May long through end of September.

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Beauvais Lake Provincial Park

Pincher Creek, Alberta

Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, located about 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Pincher Creek, is paradise for birders and outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the front country and backcountry. Camp and fish year round, paddle or powerboat on the lake in the summer, and snowshoe and cross country ski in winter.

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Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Pincher Creek, Alberta

Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area is a picturesque area offering off the beaten track camping along the shores of trout-stocked lake. Surrounded by southern rocky mountains the area is well-treed and offers a beach area and picnic tables. A boat launch is also available.

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Racehorse Provincial Recreation Area

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Located just outside of Coleman in the Crowsnest Pass, Racehorse Provincial Recreation Area features a total of 38 unserviced campsites that are well-treed. The park has a creek running through it and some of the campsites are located close to the creek.

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