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Hiking & Biking

From short walks to mountaintop treks, hiking in the South Canadian Rockies is an accessible way to immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape and enjoy the rich history all around us. Hike to the top of iconic Table Mountain, Crowsnest Mountain, or Turtle Mountain. Carbondale Lookout is the perfect trail to try with the family.

With over 50km of quality single-track and more multi-track, South Canadian Rockies is a mountain biker’s paradise. Our trails offer numerous options and ways to link up routes for every skill level of rider.


Hiking & Biking listing

CogNation Cyclery

Located in the southwest corner of Alberta in beautiful Crowsnest Pass, CogNation Cyclery is dedicated to giving riders of all ages and abilities the best ride possible. Get great service, competitive pricing and a huge selection of accessories to keep you riding safe, smooth and comfortable.CogNation Cyclery is Brian MacFarlane, a certified bike mechanic who brings his passion for mountain bike riding and his strong mechanical background together to take care of residents and visitors’ bicycle needs.
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Uplift Adventures Inc.

Uplift Adventures is a small business homegrown in Crowsnest Pass. They have won provincial tourism awards and continue to inspire sustainable outdoor recreation throughout the Canadian Rockies. They mainly operate in the South Canadian Rockies, more specifically Waterton, Castle Parks, and Crowsnest Pass. While they offer several services that are bookable online, Uplift Adventures also works closely with schools to provide curriculum-based programs and mentorship experience. The dream at Uplift Adventures is to create outdoor experiences and knowledge for people to…
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spry

Spry is a unique outdoor and active living store in the Crowsnest Pass. Running, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and yoga is their passion! They sell everything you need to stay active in the mountains. Yoga, fitness, running classes are offered in their studio and out on the trails. Alpine touring, backcountry and nordic skis, snowshoes, and snow safety gear are available for rent.
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Sweet Riders

Master your skills while having a blast in the idyllic Rocky Mountains. Whether it be railing a berm with perfection, landing your first jump, or simply learning how to roll off a curb safely, let them help you build confidence to become the best rider you can be. Sweet Riders’ mission is to spread the love of mountain biking while teaching skills in a fun, and safe environment. Ride away with a mountain biking experience to last a lifetime!
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Castle Provincial Park

Encompassing more than 105,000 hectares, Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park in southwest Alberta contain landscapes of stunning mountains, rolling hills, montane forests and meadows. Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park protect valuable watersheds and habitat for more than 200 rare species such as whitebark and limber pine, Jones’ columbine, dwarf alpine poppy, grizzly bear, wolverine, westslope cutthroat trout and harlequin duck. Sharing borders with the Waterton Biosphere Reserve to the east, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park…
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Tamarack Outdoor Outlet

The Tamarack Outdoor Outlet in Pincher Creek has been supplying Southern Albertans with quality outdoor gear at great prices for over 20 years. Their selection is unsurpassed in the area; footwear, gear, outdoor clothing, and a fantastic kids section! They stock all the top name brands in the outdoor industry; Patagonia, Osprey, Merrell, Icebreaker, Smartwool, The North Face, Salomon, Prana, Keen, Osprey, Deuter, MSR and more. The Tamarack is also your source of local hiking and outdoor information for the…
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Castle Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Discover the beauty of Alberta’s southern Rockies from this campground in Castle Provincial Park. It is 20 km west of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507, 16 km south on Hwy. 774 and 6 km west on an access road. Sites are surrounded by open, mixed forest along the Castle River, with a few sites right along the river. A beautiful spot to swim, fish, or go exploring.
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Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area is located just west of Pinch Creek and features a small lake for fishing, boating, canoeing or windsurfing and is home to 40-site campground that is located within close proximity to the lake. Campsites are unserviced but suitable for RVs.
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Chinook Provincial Recreation Area

This gem of Alberta’s southern Rockies is in Chinook Provincial Recreation Area, 8 km west of Coleman off Hwy. 3. Chinook Campground features over 90 well-treed sites, including RV-friendly and tenting spots with easy access to beautiful Chinook Lake. In summer you can canoe, kayak or swim in the lake and hike or mountain bike on the trails. In winter enjoy the groomed cross-country ski trails.
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Dutch Creek Provincial Recreation Area

This rustic riverside campground is in Dutch Creek Provincial Recreation Area, 30 km north of Crowsnest on Forestry Trunk Road. There are over 40 sites which are suitable for RVs and tents. Pine and spruce trees provide some shelter and privacy. There are beautiful views and lots of wildlife in this remote area.
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Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area is a picturesque area offering off the beaten track camping along the shores of a trout-stocked lake. Surrounded by southern rocky mountains the area is well-treed and offers a beach area and picnic tables. A boat launch is also available.
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Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area

This scenic campground is in Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km northwest of Pincher Creek off Hwy. 3. Choose from unserviced, powered, and walk-in tenting sites along the Crowsnest River. Walk a short trail to the falls, fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout, or take a refreshing swim in the calmer waters.
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Livingstone Falls Provincial Recreation Area

Livingstrone Falls Provincial Recreation Area has both a day-use area and campground. The area is suitable for fishing, camping, and hiking.
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Maycroft Provincial Recreation Area

Camp along the Cowboy Trail in Maycroft Provincial Recreation Area 3 km west of Lundbreck and 27 km north. This campground is in the open prairie bordering the southern Rockies and has RV and tent-friendly sites along the Oldman River. Fish on the river or discover the wild lands to the north in Bob Creek Provincial Park/Black Creek Heritage Rangelands. UPDATE: Alberta Parks is continually monitoring operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the website for the most…
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Lynx Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Find your peace in the southwestern Rockies. Take a hike Creekside or try your luck fishing for trout. OHV trails in the vicinity. Please keep OHVs on trailers while in the recreation area. There are 40 campsites in the area.
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Oldman River North Provincial Recreation Area

This small riverside campground is in Oldman River North Provincial Recreation Area, 40 km north of Crowsnest on Forestry Trunk Road. Sites are suitable for tents and RVs and are surrounded by trees. Go fishing here or access the nearby OHV and snowmobiling trails right from your campsite.
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Racehorse Provincial Recreation Area

Located just outside of Coleman in the Crowsnest Pass, Racehorse Provincial Recreation Area features a total of 38 unserviced campsites that are well-treed. The park has a creek running through it and some of the campsites are located close to the creek. UPDATE: Alberta Parks is continually monitoring operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the website for the most up-to-date information on facility closures, service changes, programming updates and safety measures.
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Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area

Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area is located just 25 km south of Pincher Creek and is a great place for enjoying fishing, swimming, paddle sports and more. The park includes 25 unserviced campsites, many of which are located close to the water. UPDATE: Alberta Parks is continually monitoring operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the website for the most up-to-date information on facility closures, service changes, programming updates and safety measures.
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Beauvais Lake Provincial Park

Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, in southwest Alberta, is like a gem in the Crown of the Continent. It protects rare and diverse ecosystems and wildlife, including species at risk. The park and surrounding area are prime wildlife habitats, offering year-round recreational activities.
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Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

The Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area is a scenic park with four riverside campgrounds and a group campsite in the southwestern prairie of Alberta, Canada. Set beneath cottonwood trees on the banks of the Oldman River near the Crowsnest Pass with a wind farm nearby, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy water and wind-based sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and fishing.
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Lundbreck Falls

Near PIncher Creek in Southern Alberta, the rushing Crowsnest River plunges 12 m (39 ft) into a deep pool in the canyon below. Watch the powerful Lundbreck Falls from the observation platform and then walk down into the limestone gorge for a closer look.
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Waterton Lakes National Park

With extraordinary natural charms, Waterton Lakes National Park offers plenty to keep visitors busy. Sightsee on the park’s scenic roadways, and keep an eye out for abundant wildlife. Explore natural attractions, from a vivid red canyon to mist-cloaked waterfalls. Or check out the postcard-perfect community of Waterton Park, with great day hiking, a historic 1927 hotel, and a range of water activities.
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Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is a popular picnic spot; the sheltered bay is also a favourite spot for swimmers, kayakers and paddle boarders. This day-use area is also a great spot for scuba divers to plunge in and explore the wreck of the Gertrude which is an old logging boat sunk in the bay.
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