Virtual Tour

York Creek Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains of southern Alberta.

There are many area attractions in our area. Most listed below are Day Trips or closer.

At the Bellevue Mine put on a miner's helmet and lamp and follow the corridors taken by early coal miners.


Daily tours begin mid May to Labour Day each year. Bellevue Mine Tour is a highlight of a trip to the Crowsnest Pass. We promise a safe experience you won't ever forget. For more info, click here.


The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich history of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Visitors can experience a variety of interpretive programs, presentations and special events. Displays throughout the Centre feature the 1903 Frank Slide (rockslide-avalanche), the Canadian Pacific Railway, European settlement, early underground coal mining and community life. An award-winning audio-visual presentation entitled "In the Mountain's Shadow" is shown daily. Also showing, a docudrama created for the centennial of the Frank Slide in 2003, entitled "On the Edge of Destruction - The Frank Slide Story." Pathways around the Centre provide spectacular views of the Frank Slide and surrounding area. For more info, click here.

The Crowsnest Pass has the most interesting and fascinating stories to tell of any region in Canada – not only from its uniqueness, but also from its diversity.  From some of Canada’s most catastrophic disasters such as the Frank Slide and the Hillcrest Mine Disaster, to the building of the unprecedented Crowsnest Railroad, to the Sentinel Train Robbery and illegal liquor trade (the famous Canadian Opera “Filumena”-our own Crowsnest Pass History/Story), but most of all, from its rich and remarkable history created by the people that came to the Crowsnest Pass from every corner of the world.

Come and join us for our annual Rum Runner Days & Thunder in the Valley as we celebrate the deep rooted history, culture and heritage of the Crowsnest Pass and its people.  For more info, click here.

The Crowsnest Historical Society was formed in 1973 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need to preserve the unique cultural history of the Crowsnest Pass which was quickly disappearing.

It was decided that a book telling the history of the Crowsnest Pass would be written. The book itself would be a fundraiser and could generate money for a future museum while preserving and telling the story. In 1976 the book "Crowsnest and its people" was published. It became a best seller and award winner.

In 1981 the historical society acquired the Coleman High School. Renovations started in earnest on the two story building with the help of many dedicated volunteers and generous federal grants.

In 1985 the Crowsnest Museum opened it's doors to the public. For more info, click here.

Welcome to the website of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, located in the Southwesterly corner in the Province of Alberta. Nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Crowsnest Pass boasts an unparalleled natural setting which is enhanced and complimented by cultural and recreational attractions which makes our Community something to "crow" about. For more info, click here.

Crowsnest Pass Municipality Culture / Recreation listing of Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Fields, Public Swimming Pool and Golf Course. Within our community, there is a wide range of cultural and recreational activities to suit the needs and interest of people of all ages.

Throughout the year, there are programs and activities offered to families and individuals through the Chinook Educational Consortium, Allied Arts Association, Community Health, Adult Education Network and Cultural & Recreation and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Departments. For more info, click here.

Additional Local Links of Interest

To view webcams of our area: CNP Live

Two local, active sporting groups providing year-round coverage: Snow Crow Riders and CNP Quad Squad

For those rainy days or artsy folks, Val's Ceramics is 1 block away and features "Done in a Day" Projects.

Our two local newspapers:  Crowsnest Pass Herald and Crowsnest Promoter

Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada

Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by wind, fire, flooding, and abundant plants and wildlife. The park helps protect the unique and unusually diverse physical, biological and cultural resources found in the Crown of the Continent: one of the narrowest places in the Rocky Mountains. The highlight of Waterton's sparkling chain of lakes is the international Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. In 1932, the park was joined with Montana's Glacier National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park - a world first. For more info, click here.

Nestled in the pristine Castle wilderness in Southern Alberta Rockies, Castle Mountain is ONLY:
-40 minutes from Crowsnest Pass
- two and a half hours south of Calgary
- one and a half hours west of Lethbridge
- one and a half hours north of the Carway US border crossings
- one and a half hours north of the Roosville US border crossings For more info, click here.

Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a place where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, one of the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump's known to exist -- Head-Smashed-In. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Head-Smashed-In has been used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains for more than 5,500 years. For more info, click here.

York Creek Bed & Breakfast
Box 1029
1213 - 85 Street
Coleman, AB Canada T0K 0M0