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Dorothy S
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
We did the play & stay at the new Crowsnest Pass G.C., staying at the Blairmore Hotel.
Had a wonderful stay, the course was awesome and the hotel was clean, convenient, and very comfortable. Highly recommend this overall.
Written July 31, 2020
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2014Jandy
Calgary, Canada6,729 contributions
Great scenic road with view points along the way.
We passed through in July and the scenery was beautiful. Made the journey pass quickly as waiting to see what was around each bend in the road.
Written July 23, 2022
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jess152
Alberta111 contributions
The Crowsnest Pass is the southern-most route through the Rocky Mountains crossing from Alberta into British Columbia. It is a busy highway that leads from rolling foothills into a narrow valley that climbs to cross the Continential Divide. It is a spectacular drive, bring your camera! Wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose and occasionally bears (better chance if you are off the highway) can be seen throughout the year.

The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is made up of 5 unique small towns filled with interesting shops & cafés; Blairmore, Coleman, Hillcrest, Bellevue and Frank. Frank was devastated by Canada's deadliest rockslide in 1903, and much of the rock remains where it fell, aside from what they cleared to allow the highway and railway to pass. There is an interpretive centre that explains the tragic story of the slide and what the future may hold for the town that lay in the shadow of the mountain today. The area's history revolves around coal mining and there is a restored mine that offers tours in the summer.

The recreation opportunities here are all of the usual things you would do in one of Alberta's National Parks, although the Crowsnest Pass is not in one. It is situated between Kananaskis Country and Waterton Park, so there is lots of hiking, x-country skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing as well as some things that the parks do not allow; hunting, snowmobiling, quading/atv-ing. There is also a small ski hill right in the town of Blairmore that offers night skiing. In July there is a large fireworks show that coincides with a celebration of the rum running history that attracts thousands of people to the area.

Two hours southwest of Calgary, the Crowsnest Pass is easy driving distance from a major centre. It is also close to the US border (maybe 4o minutes/1 hour drive), and about 20 minutes to the British Columbia border.

Written November 6, 2005
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AMSHL
Canada91 contributions
Couples
We were at Crowsnest Pass for the first week full weekend of August. Staying in B&B at Hillcrest Mines for 3 days. There are tons of things to explore if you have sometimes, by far for us the Frank Slide and Bellevue Underground mine are the highlight. Crowsnest Pass consisted of 5 tiny little towns and by far the largest is Blairmore. If you just passing through crowsnest pass or have a few hours to spare, do stop and learn some of Canadian coal mines history and disaster that happened here. there are also lots of hiking trails and the other best part is picking your own huckleberry. overall, it was a nice and very reward trip.
Written September 5, 2014
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,909 contributions
Couples
Driving the Crowsnest Highway, we came to the pass and saw some beautiful scenery on both sides of the road. There are not many places to stop in order to enjoy the views, but its worth having at least one stop.
Written June 17, 2018
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obviousk
Beaumont144 contributions
Friends
Love travelling highway #3 through the Crowsnest Pass. Starting with Lundbreck Falls where you can get out and take some great pictures. There is a parking lot on either side of the falls. You can have a picnic there and enjoy the sounds of the falls or take a path which takes you along the Crowsnest river. Continue on hwy #3 and you can stop and take a fabulous picture of the Burmis tree and read the history on that specific tree. Very interesting!!! Of course you have to stop at the Leitch Collieries and see how this mine functioned. Stroll through the ruins and read interesting history on this mine. You can be walk and look on your own or you can take a guided tour. You definitely have to stop at the little mining towns along this path from Bellevue, Frank, Hillcrest, Blairmore and Coleman. There is so much heritage to see. It is truely amazing stuff.
Written August 17, 2015
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Jim S
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It's like Banff or Canmore without the touristy commercialism. Great trails for biking and hiking. Can plan 1-2 hour jaunts between each of the 5 towns. Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is a must see ! Blairmore to Frank path parallels the river - all paths are well marked with signage and distances to different points on the route. Very friendly residents and great independent businesses.
Written April 28, 2019
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david f
Calgary, Canada168 contributions
Couples
Crowsnest Pass - Lundbreck, Frank, Blairmore, Coleman is a hidden gem much beloved by those who love some beautiful scenery and different flora and fauna - but, at least not yet, off the tourist track. It can be accessed from Calgary preferably via highway 22(a wonderful road trip in itself). Within striking distance of Fernie and Waterton it features great hiking, camping, quadding, snowmobiling, skiing. 2 craft breweries have recently started up and the restaurant offers while still simple are a lot better than they used to be. If you want to escape the madness of Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and the Transcanada corridor into BC - check out the Crowsnest Pass and take the Crowsnest Highway for a relaxing drive to the west coast. And don't tell anyone.
Written March 30, 2018
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SDBReviews101010
Calgary, Canada187 contributions
Couples
As a Banff National Park regular (since its closer to me), I figured it was about time I headed down South a bit more. I was most surprised at the difference in scenery. I feel like these mountains are smaller and set back a further distance from the main highway. But that doesn't mean they aren't spectacular, and filled with loads of amazing historical spots to stop. Our favourite stops were at the Leitch Collieres and Frank Slide.
Written September 7, 2017
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Jeanne1942
High River, Canada91 contributions
Solo
I am so happy I moved here to the gorgeous Crow's Nest Pass and Blairmore in particular. But I am always surprised to see that very few traveler's stop and take in the beauty and tranquility of the Pass and the river in particular. It is peaceful - more peaceful I think than any place I have been before and it is always subtly changing. There are so many places to stop along the highway that allow access to drive closer to the river, or to park and just walk over to the river. Peaceful, beautiful - green green grass, trees, snow capped mountains surrounding and a peaceful yet bubbly river to sit by and just reflect on the pleasures of just being alive in this amazing place. Please stop and take time to just enjoy the view - and maybe a cup of tea or coffee at one of our local shops.
Written October 26, 2016
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