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About Us

“Celebrating our past, charting our future.”

Heritage Crowsnest is small-town tourist attractions celebrating stories larger than life. From rum running to tragic explosions, visitors to Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass are captivated by the area’s unique industrial history, exciting criminal ties and unforgettable landscape that has drawn people to the Crowsnest Pass for centuries.

More than a single attraction, Heritage Crowsnest spans multiple unique sites in the Crowsnest Pass. Visitors to the area are invited on an immersive and authentic journey into Alberta’s past, centered around an industrious community that through generations of disaster, crime and tragedy, has only grown stronger and more resourceful together.

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Heritage Crowsnest respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 7 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Blackfoot Nations (Piikani [Peigan], Kainai [Blood], and Siksika [Blackfoot]) and the Tsuu T'ina.  This area was also traditionally used by by the K'tunaxa (Kootenay) people, who now reside in southeastern British Columbia. 

Stories to celebrate

The Crowsnest Pass is rich in human stories. Through our heritage assets, sites and artifacts, we celebrate extraordinary stories ordinary people can relate to.

 

Mountains of history

From outdoor adventure sports to coal mining, the Southern Rockies are a draw for everyone who has ever lived, worked and played in the Crowsnest Pass.

Energy to explore

The Crowsnest Pass is a place to discover, rich with hidden gems and buried treasure waiting for anyone with the energy to go out and get it.

Rock solid community

The Crowsnest Pass has grown from five towns into one community, strengthened by the personal passions, industrious spirit and down to earth resilience the people of the Pass are known for.

Open prospects

For decades, humans have been drawn to the Southern Rockies in search of opportunity. The Crowsnest Pass is a place for hard work, innovation and teaming up to uncover new opportunities.

Our Mission

To enable the preservation, restoration and sharing of the extraordinary stories of the Crowsnest Pass, and ensuring effective governance for the sustainable operations of heritage entities under one banner

Our Vision

To enable the preservation, restoration and sharing of the extraordinary stories of the Crowsnest Pass, and ensuring effective governance for the sustainable operations of heritage entities under one banner

Our Values

Collaboration

We are a community of people working together to sustain heritage in the Crowsnest Pass.

 

Authenticity

Our approach is guided by integrity and respect with a commitment to inclusiveness.

 

Passion

We achieve excellence through determination and enthusiasm.

 

Safety

It is our promise in all that we do.