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

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August 15-18: Pincher Creek Rodeo

The Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo may take place in a small town but it is a BIG PRO rodeo! You are close to the action and sitting with ranchers and cowboys who rodeo every day as part of their lifestyle. It is a summer adventure for the whole family that shouldn’t be missed. Rodeo weekend is the biggest summer event in Pincher Creek, there are lots of great activities to explore throughout this rural community.
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August 1-5: Crowsest Pass Heritage Festival

2024 marks the 19th anniversary of the Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival in Crowsnest Pass, taking place over the August long weekend. Celebrating their local musicians and artisans, this year brings a plethora of live performances. A celebration of unique culture, history, and heritage, the festival offers up a variety of activities to help you experience the beautiful Crowsnest Pass.
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Small Town Collective

Small Town Collective aims to bring a boutique style shopping experience for our community and visitors and bring more life and vibrancy to downtown Pincher Creek. All of our products are handpicked by Chalsey, Owner and Operator of Small Town Collective. She aims to bring in boutique style clothing for all kinds of kinds, but is influenced by western and boho aesthetics. To supplment the clothing boutique and artisan collective, she also sources products like bath and beauty products, home…
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Twin Butte Silos

Under Construction, but coming soon! Built from decommissioned grain silos Twin Butte Silos will offer upscale accommodations on 28 acres of the family cattle ranch. 3 grain silos are being reimagined into cozy vacation homes situated to provide exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains. Close to world class recreational amenities, and only 10 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park, Twin Butte Silos will provide an Alberta vacation experience like no other. Check back in May for bookings and updated photos!…
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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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