Crowsnest Pass Summer Activities – Fun Things To Do
The last stop before crossing from Alberta into British Columbia is the well-known and loved scenic route of highway 3, the Crowsnest Pass. This southern gateway to the Canadian Rockies leads you to mountainous adventures and sightseeing. Experience the fun Crowsnest Pass summer activities waiting to be discovered on your next vacation getaway.
While on a roadtrip assignment with ZenSeekers I explored around the 5 communities that make up the heart of the Crowsnest. See what I discovered as my favourite experiences in the outdoors being mindful of natures beauty with these fun Crowsnest Pass Summer Activities.
I had such a great time on that trip and you can hop over and read my full Zenseekers story here.
My Favourite Crowsnest Pass Summer Activities
E-Bike Tours with Pass PowderKeg
The historic region of Crowsnest Pass is made up of 5 unique communities that are all tied together by a well developed Community Trail system. Pass PowderKeg is now offering E-bike full and half day guided tours through the region. Learn and experience the rich history of the area, the mountains, the interpretive stops and even ice cream. The E-Bikes are also available to rent by the day or the hour for your own self-guided tour and ride.
Crowsnest Pass Mountain Biking
Cross-country rides past old mines on Bear Valley trail or zipping 4km downhill on the Buck 50 flow trail are just some of the mountain bike Crowsnest Pass summer activities possible. Aside from riding the local mountainsides many of the trails allow access to unique historical locations. From abandoned mines to riding through the giant boulders of the Frank Slide, the diversity is endless.
Hike to the Summit of Turtle Mountain
As an avid hiker this particular activity is one several of my friends have done and is high on my to do list. As far as Crowsnest Pass summer activities go this one should be reserved for those with experience hiking, also a healthy dose of comfort with heights. If you are a little less experienced and would like a guided hike up the mountain, Heather Davis at Uplift Adventures is awesome. Views down to the massive Frank Slide below as well as expansive views to the west with Crowsnest Mountain towering in the distance are highlights of this hike.
Visit Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
The Frank Slide is Canada’s deadliest rock slide, the site where in 1903 Turtle Mountain broke apart. The 1km wide section of rock came crashing down on the town of Frank below covering an area of 3 square kilometres. This is one of the most unbelievable and awe-inspiring Crowsnest Pass summer activities you should check out. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is an educational experience you don’t want to miss.
Hike and Dine with Pass PowderKeg
Well known as a ski hill that originally opened in 1938, “PPK” (Pass PowderKeg) is now an outdoor playground waiting to be explored. In the list of Crowsnest Pass summer activities, this one is a real treat. Led by a well experienced ACMG hiking guide you will take an interpretive hike to the top of the ski hill.
Enjoy views of all the flora and fauna that the area offers up. Highlights are the stunning views of the Continental Divide running north to south off the western views of the top of the hill. When done you make you way back to the Pass PowderKeg day lodge where summer awaits. The best part was waiting as this is a “Hike and Dine” experience package. Enjoy a massive family style meal prepared by their red seal chef while taking in the valley sunset views from their sprawling deck.
More Crowsnest Pass Summer Activities to Extend Your Roadtrip
For more mountain biking opportunities while in the region to extend your vacation or roadtrip check out my other articles.
Crowsnest Pass – If You Go
Getting there: Fly into the Canadian Rockies International Airport from Vancouver via Pacific Coastal Airlines. Pick up a rental car at the airport and head to Crowsnest Pass, a little more than an hour’s drive a way.
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