Crowsnest Pass Travel Guide
Welcome to Crowsnest Pass!
Whoever first coined Alberta as —Big Sky Country— must have visited the Crowsnest Pass, where rolling prairies meet the southern corridor of the majestic Rocky Mountains, revealing some of Alberta's prettiest countryside. Including the communities of Blairmore, Bellevue and Coleman, the Crowsnest Pass is a retreat for recreationalists in search for a quintessential mountain experience without the big crowds. Another unmistakable feature of the Crowsnest Pass landscape reveals a haunting past. The Frank Slide of 1903 buried a portion of the mining town under 82 million tonnes (90 million tons) of limestone. Another mining disaster in Hillcrest is credited as one of Alberta's worst. Area mines have all since closed, but the memory of their disasters are preserved at the the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, the area's largest attraction.
This is the final resting site for victims of Canada's worst mining disaster, a 1914 explosion that killed 189 miners, leaving 130 women widowed and 400 children fatherless.
Hotels & Motels
New log house in the heart of the Crowsnest Pass with great views of the Rocky Mountains and close to a multitude of outdoor activities including golf, hiking, photography, hunting, fishing, quading, etc.
Don a miner's helmet and lamp and follow knowledgeable guides along the paths of coal miners of the early 20th century.