Where off-the-beaten path is standard

Welcome to an adventurer’s paradise. Whether it’s your first time to the region or you’re a regular visitor who has long lost count, a pristine, undiscovered wilderness and adrenaline-filled experiences are waiting for you. 

Located in southwestern Alberta, visiting the South Canadian Rockies is easy at any time of the year. History runs deep in our Rocky Mountain towns, and our towering mountains provide a four-season playground that lets you go beyond the ordinary. With recreational areas, resorts, parks and natural areas all in close proximity, you can spend more time enjoying and less time driving. 

Nordic, cross-country and cat skiing, horseback riding, ice fishing, biking and hiking and more – our lifestyle is built on adventures. Learn about the captivating yet devastating history of places like Frank Slide, the Hillcrest mine and the Burmis Tree, or the legendary tales of rumrunners a century ago. After a memorable day exploring, our authentic mountain communities are ready to welcome you with cozy accommodations, hearty cuisine and a vibrant local arts scene.

Things To Do

Feature Listings

March 2: Flight of the Crows Loppet

A free, family friendly event hosted by the Crowsnest Pass Cross-Country Ski Association at the Allison-Chinook cross country ski trails in Crowsnest Pass.
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March 9: The Pole and Spur

The Pole & Spur is a Western Canadian skijoring event. A horse, rider, and skier team will race against the clock through an obstacle course with gates, rings, and jumps in an effort to claim glory as the fastest team – all of it on snow. Beer gardens, food trucks, thrills and spills round out this extravaganza on snow.
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Syncline Castle Trails Association

Syncline Castle Trails Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote and sustain the 20 km of Syncline Trail Network in Castle Provincial Park. The trail network s located between Beaver Mines and Castle Mountain Resort, about 30 minutes from Pincher Creek on hwy 774. The trails are for non motorized users, and offer cross country skiing, snow shoeing and hiking opportunties.
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Lost Things Distillery

A specialty, small batch distillery located in the heart of Pincher Creek. We distill botanicals foraged from the banks of the Oldman River in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Our distillery is open to the public for cocktails, bottle and merchandise sales. 
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Crow Snow Riders

Established in 1991, the CrowSnow Riders mission is to promote sledding in Crowsnest Pass and surrounding area. We do this by grooming over 200km of trail, and maintaining 1,000km more. We believe in promoting sledding as a fun, family activity. We are a nonprofit organization, and you can support us by purchasing a membership.
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The Gilded Haus

The Gilded Haus are Nancy and Melanie Schefter, a mother/daughter team that has always had an eye for interior design and home decor. This home decor and gift boutique is located on Main St in Blairmore, AB. They carry a fabulous selection of home decor items as well as gifts for all occasions and ages. They love sourcing unique items and are excited to share their finds with you!
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Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain Resort is a hidden, not so little gem of the Canadian Rockies. Often called the best-kept secret in the Rockies, the mountain was founded in 1966. More than 50 years later, Castle is lauded for its superior ski/snowboard terrain, laid-back community feel and, most of all, its sense of authenticity. Boasting almost 3,000 vertical feet of some of the longest continuous fall lines in North America, Castle is spread out over two mountains, with 94 + in-bounds trails…
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