This annual event coincides with the Heritage Day long weekend at the beginning of August. Events vary from year to year, but the basic idea is to provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the extensive heritage of this region, and to have a great time doing it.   The 2018 event flyer explains it all, and lists all of this year’s events.  Plus, all of the regular heritage attractions in the Pass are open.

In addition to celebrating our fabulous coal-mining heritage of the early 20th century, the 2018 theme “Ghosts, Myths and Legends” makes us think about the many stories – true, exaggerated, and false – that abound here in the Crowsnest Pass.  With so much history, much of it centred on death and destruction, we ought to have our fair share of ghosts and spirits.

More information is available on the heritage festival’s own website at www.cnpheritagefest.ca .