7 Great Hikes in Crowsnest Pass – Hiking Alberta

The Crowsnest Pass, established in 1979, is composed of a series of small towns born from the coal mining industry near the beginning of the 20th century.

Crowsnest Pass - Alberta, Canada

From east to west, within a few kilometres, the short string of small towns are Lundbreck, Hillcrest, Bellevue, FrankBlairmore, and Coleman.  Awesome scenery and multiple historical and significant coal mining locations abound in this region at the south-west corner of Alberta, Canada.

The Crowsnest Pass is an incredibly beautiful place and there are many unique and varied wilderness adventures available within a confined area.  Following are a collection of fascinating hikes in the Crowsnest Pass.

Hillcrest Mine and Lundbreck Falls

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Lundbreck Falls – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

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Hillcrest Mine – Crowsnest Pass, Alberta Canada

Crowsnest Lake, Star Creek and the East Kootenay Power Plant 

Crowsnest Pass - Alberta, Canada

Crowsnest Lake and Crowsnest Mountain – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

Turtle Mountain

Crowsnest Pass - Alberta, Canada

Turtle Mountain – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

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Thunder in the Mountains – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

Grassy Mountain and The Pod 

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Grassy Mountain View – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

Lille 

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Ghost Town of Lille – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

Bellevue Mine 

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Belleville Mine entrance – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

Greenhill Mine 

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Greenhill Mine – Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada

These are only a few of the excellent hiking and exploration opportunities in the Crowsnest Pass.  Two important guide books I reference for the Crowsnest Pass are, ‘Hiking the Southern Rockies‘ authored by a local Crowsnest resident, Joey Ambrosi, and of particular interest to hikers and fishermen.  It will likely be available at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre when you arrive in Crowsnest Pass.  Another guide I use is ‘Hiking the Historic Crowsnest Pass‘, written by Jane Ross and William Tracy, and published by Rocky Mountain Books.  It will also be  available from Amazon or in many outdoor supply stores.

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7 Responses to 7 Great Hikes in Crowsnest Pass – Hiking Alberta

  1. June says:

    Once again, you have excellent content. The consolidation of posts makes this post a feast for anyone who likes to get their information from a person who’s been there, done that.

    • Barry says:

      Thank you for your comment, June. I hope, this summer, you will be one of the people who will follow in my footsteps. The mountains cleanse my spirit and give me welcome relief from the burdens of everyday life. I admire your efforts on your blog Beetsuite. Keep up the good work. You are making a valuable contribution.

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  4. Noel says:

    Hi Barry,
    Thank you for your very fine website. I enjoyed looking at it. Joey Ambrosi’s book is a fine one indeed. Question: Do you know anyone who has hiked from Abruzzi Lake (in the south of the Elk Lakes Provincial Park) to the Pass in the Clouds? It appears as if there is some “bush whacking’ involved. On google earth I can see a possible route, but I’d appreciate talking to someone who’s done it already.
    Thanks!

    • I appreciate your comment, Noel. I have not done this route nor do I have a colleague who has. All I can do is request a reader to share the experience. Local Park Rangers in Elk Lakes Provincial Park may be able to assist. I am sorry I cannot be of more assistance.

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