Standing at the mouth of the Crowsnest River you hear the water chortle happily as it skips and washes over slate coloured stones. Mountains surround you like sleeping giants shrouded in fog, their backs covered with snow. Off in the distance you see the landmark this beautiful valley is named for, Crowsnest Mountain, rising through the clouds toward a brilliant blue sky. It’s blissfully quiet, although there’s a definite charge of energy in the air – almost as if you could can sense the adventures taking place all around you. This is southern Alberta’s Rocky Mountain playground. This is the Crowsnest Pass.
Located in the southwest corner of Alberta leading up the B.C. border, the Crowsnest Pass is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Adventure beckons year round in this picturesque pocket of the world. From excursions through knee-deep powder to worldclass fishing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking, there is something to enjoy in every season. If sightseeing is a little more your speed, the Pass has you covered too. There are several renowned attractions that celebrate the area’s extraordinary history in coal mining and the devastating rockslide that happened in 1903.