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Holiday in The Mountains

December 19, 2018

The holiday season is upon us and what better way to spend the winter days than cozied up in the Rocky Mountains? This may seem out of reach for many, as certain hot spots like Banff and Lake Louise get booked up well in advance and can be quite pricey during the holiday season. However, there is another solution.
An undiscovered gem for many, Crowsnest Pass offers holiday visitors an incredible mountain experience at a much more affordable price. Whether you’re seeking serenity and relaxation, or you prefer adventure and fun, The Pass has something for everyone.

Enjoy a holiday curled up by the fireplace, enveloped by majestic mountains as the snow falls in this unique location. With a wide range of places to stay, spots to eat and limitless things to do – The Pass is your perfect holiday destination.

Where to Stay

With a wide selection of holiday homes, cabins and hotels to choose from – the options are seemingly endless. Whether you’re wanting a rustic cabin experience, or you would prefer a luxury hotel getaway, there’s a place for you in The Pass.

Surround yourself with nature and the comforts of home at Goat Mountain Get-A-Way. Here you can choose from one of seven uniquely decorated chalets that offer a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, cable TV and an outdoor fire pit – perfect for warming up your toes after a long day outdoors. Your comfort is guaranteed at Country Encounters where visitors can choose to stay at either the charming Bed & Breakfast located on the historic main street or the quaint guest house – both are fully catered. For those who prefer a hotel experience, there’s The Kanata Inn, where you can choose from a Queen Room to a Jacuzzi Suite and enjoy access to free Wi-Fi, large HD TV and a complimentary breakfast.

What to Do

It’s no secret that Crowsnest Pass has some of the best snow and sledding trails in Western Canada, making it a go-to spot for winter activities. Whether you are a keen snow sport enthusiast or would rather sit in the chalet sipping a hot chocolate, Pass Powderkeg offers you an incredible winter experience. If you’re interested in a snowmobiling adventure, The Pass offers 1,200kms of trails perfect for seasoned riders and newcomers. The forested, sheltered and rolling terrain found at Allison Lake makes for superb cross-country skiing and includes a warm-up hut with a wood stove for those who just want to stay toasty and take in the stunning landscape.

If rapid snow sports aren’t for you, don’t worry – enjoy simply taking in the breathtaking scenery at spots like Lundbreck Falls, visiting historic sites such as Frank Slide or getting a massage at one of the local spas.

Where to Eat

Black Rock Pizzeria & Bakery is known for their delicious handmade pizzas - the menu ranges from classic customer favourites such as Hawaiian and Meat Lovers to the newest innovation, Pickle Pizza. If you’re looking for a fun night on the town, they have an incredible atmosphere complete with old-school arcade games or if you would prefer your slice in the comfort of your pyjama’s, there’s the option to order in. Find classic comfort food at Chris’ Restaurant and Stone’s Throw Café or head to Bamboo Bistro if you enjoy a more exotic dish.

The Pass is the perfect place to unwind and find a sense of peace while simultaneously being surrounded by an abundance of opportunity for adventure. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind holiday experience in this beautiful Rocky Mountain setting.

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