Southwest Alberta is Alberta’s Alberta – a land for the big sky adventurer…. a life for the small town seeker…a place where life’s simpler pleasures are around every corner and on every horizon.
Perhaps you rest awhile to watch the ripple of golden barley in westerly breeze, watch a summer storm roll off the foothills, or catch a view of the first winter snow on Crowsnest Mountain. Geography roots us in land that is humbling and soulful.
Perhaps you unleash freedom’s imagination to fish trout on the wild mountain stream, hike a backcountry where you are the only voice, camp to catch up round campfire with old friends, slap on the skis downhill style, get off more traveled paths to ride a horse, golf courses casual style, or become silent witness to the magic of last light on a well-lived heritage Mainstreet. Adventure has a long do it yourself menu here.
Then there’s the people...with genuine smiles, time to talk, a quick handshake…an authentic spirit that reveals life’s truer meanings and deeper existence…..salt of the earth folks less burdened by commute and concrete jungle…independent, ambitious, hard-working people influenced by family-first and cowboy heritage values.
Visit to re-connect with land and people. Invest in something your heart is in. Live for the freedom.
Leitch Collieries was one of the largest and most ambitious coal mines in the early history of the Crowsnest Pass. Established in 1907, it was the only coal company in the Pass completely Canadian owned and operated. Its first entry into coal seams occurred at Byron Creek, south of the present site. > Read More