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.
From east to west, within a few kilometres, the short string of small towns are Lundbreck, Hillcrest, Bellevue, Frank, Blairmore, 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.
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.