Check out the links on this page to learn more about the fascinating heritage of the Crowsnest Pass.

All of the links on this page will take you to external websites.

Pass History

The Virtual Crowsnest Highway – an unbeatable website for the history of the Crowsnest Pass.

Regrettably, the excellent website When Coal Was King and the online edition of the definitive but out-of-print local history Crowsnest And Its People are no longer available.

Pass Heritage Facilities and Activites

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre – an informative and fun place with lots of interactive exhibits.

Leitch Collieries – a Provincial Historic Site preserving and interpreting a 1915 colliery.

Crowsnest Museum – the name says it all.

Alberta Provincial Police Barracks – restored building is now a Prohibition interpretive centre.

Bellevue Underground Mine Tours – see what it’s really like in an underground coal mine with this guided interpretive tour.

Doors Open and Heritage Festival – get ‘inside’ Crowsnest heritage at this annual event.

Hillcrest Cemetery – interpretive signs and a miner’s memorial remember the 1914 mine disaster.

Coleman National Historic Site – visit this authentic coal town with architecture spanning the past 120 years.

Pass Heritage Organizations

Crowsnest Heritage Initiative (internal link)

Heritage News newsletter subscriptions and back-issues (internal link)

Crowsnest Historical Society

Crowsnest Pass Ecomuseum Trust Society

Other Links

Historical Society of Alberta

Heritage Newsletter (internal link)