Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and visitors will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who will share the fascinating stories of the Frank Slide through dynamic interpretive programs and presentations. State-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 - Canada’s deadliest rockslide.

Visitors will experience what it was like to be in the coal mining town of Frank before, during and after the great rock avalanche. Learn why Turtle Mountain fell and if another rockslide will come down. Two award-winning, audio-visual presentations are shown throughout the day in the Centre’s 70-seat, high definition theatre. "On the Edge of Destruction" is a powerful, 30-minute docudrama that recreates the remarkable night the rockslide came down. "In the Mountain's Shadow" is a visually stunning, 25-minute presentation that vibrantly presents the history of the spectacular Crowsnest Pass from immigration through coal mining to rum running. A 1.5 kilometre trail winds through the rocks of the Frank Slide, giving visitors an up-close look at the awesome power of nature

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill

Get your skis or snowboards ready and your smiles on for an adventurous, fun-filled day at Alberta's popular family friendly ski resort. Owned and operated by the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, the ski area boasts challenging terrain, affordable rates, an excellent ski and snowboard school, equipment rentals, terrain park, night skiing, snowmaking and friendly service.

Pass Powderkeg, quickly becoming Alberta’s favorite family ski area!

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Pass Powderkeg Mountain Bike Trails

Photo courtesy of Raven Eye Photography

Photo courtesy of Raven Eye Photography

Pass Powderkeg is a great place to go for a ride. Trail construction is underway with numerous trails already in place.  From beginner to expert, single track, cross-country or to our Jay Hoots Designed Bike Park – we have you covered.  Check out our Master Plan Trail Map for more information.  No services or uphill transport provided.  

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Crowsnest Museum

The Crowsnest Museum is located in downtown Coleman, their vision is to provide excellent quality exhibits and programming that tell the story of the Crowsnest Pass. 

Crowsnest Museum

Bellevue Underground Mine

Image provided by the Bellevue Underground Mine.

Image provided by the Bellevue Underground Mine.

 

The Bellevue Underground Mine was a fully functional coal mine from 1903 to 1961.  In 1990 the Eco museum opened the re-timbered 300 meters of the underground mine and established displays for daily tours year-round.   Visitors will put on an authentic miner's helmet and lamp and follow the corridors taken by early coal miners.  Interpreters will explain the techniques of turn of the century underground mining.

The 300-metre coal mine tour is wide and level - easily traversed by young and old alike. 

It is very cold in the mine, please be prepared with appropriate footwear and a warm jacket. 

The Bellevue Underground Mine is the only underground coal mine tour in Western Canada, and we promise a safe and extraordinary experience you will never forget.

 

Opening hours

November - April: Monday through Friday - from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (closed on weekends), pre-booked tours of 15 or more people only, no walk-in tours.

May - June: 7 days a week - from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, tours run every half hour.

July - August: 7 days a week - from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, tours run every half hour.

September - October: Monday through Friday - from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (closed on weekends), tour times depend on Interpreter availability.

 

Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery

 

Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery is managed by Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association, a charitable, not for profit organization.  The mission of the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery is to provide and promote education in the arts for all. The Art Gallery provides rotational, monthly exhibitions of local, provincial and national art, art programs for adults and children, as well as many special events throughout the year. The Gallery also organizes mini art exhibits at the local Stone's Throw Cafe.  Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery was awarded Public Gallery status in 1995 and receives funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  

In the Gallery Gift Store boasts fine arts and crafts from over 50 local and area artists.

The Art Gallery is open daily, and admission is free! 

Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery

Leitch Collieries Historic Site

Photo courtesy of Alberta Culture and Tourism

Photo courtesy of Alberta Culture and Tourism

Leitch Collieries was one of the largest and most ambitious mines in the early history of the Crowsnest Pass.  Stroll along walking paths through the graceful ruins of this once bustling mine site.   

Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club

Crowsnest Pass Golf Course

Crowsnest Pass Golf Course

Take in the beautiful natural surroundings while battling the challenging layout with spectacular changes in elevation and uniquely designed holes.

Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club

Pass Community Pool

Photo courtesy of Crowsnest Pass Promoter

Photo courtesy of Crowsnest Pass Promoter

The Pass Community Pool is a 6 lane 25 meter outdoor pool.  The pool opens annually from May-August.  The pool offers an excellent selection of programming such as Aqua Fit, Lane Swim, Aqua Boot Camp, Masters Swim Club, Junior Lifeguard Club, Swim to Survive, and swimming lessons for all ages.

For up to date information please visit CNP Recdesk.