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Crowsnest Highway: Cranbrook to Fort MacLeod

What to See & Do Between Cranbrook and Fort MacLeod?

This 302 km (3-1/2 hours) stretch of the Crowsnest Highway passes through the beautiful Elk Valley and then heads east through the actual Crowsnest Pass into Alberta (and the community of Crowsnest Pass). You pass a number of wind turbine farms, sitting on high ridges south of the highway, which generate a lot of electricity before the highway hits the wide open Alberta Prairie.

BC-Itinerary - Crowsnest - Cranbrook-Lethbridge

This route takes you by several great ski resorts: Kimberley just north of Cranbrook, Fernie (in Fernie), and Castle Mountain, 40 km south of Pincher Creek. There’s also a small for-locals ski hill in the Crowsnest Pass.

Columbia Valley and Kootenays

In the market town of Cranbrook, Highway 3/95 is the major commercial street, passing by downtown Cranbrook at King Street/9th Avenue). North of this Junction, streets are “north” and south of this junction streets are “south”. On the way out of town you pass the Tamarack Centre mall, the largest in the region. You pass the Cranbrook Community Forest (on your south side) before hitting the 3/93/95 junction. 95 takes you north to Radium, 3 back to Cranbrook, and 3 (now also 93) heads south east on the southside of the Kootenay River which it crosses at the town of Wardner.

Elk River Valley

At Elko, you see beautiful snow-covered Mt Broadwood, which you pass by before the highway veers northward along the Elk River to the ski town of Fernie.

Fernie-view of Elk River at Tunnel 49-Kootenay Rockies Tourism-Mitch Winton
Fernie-view of Elk River at Tunnel 49-Kootenay Rockies Tourism-Mitch Winton

The scenic Elk River valley passes through Fernie

From Fernie you continue up a beautiful valley to Sparwood, which is home to several mines and The World’s Largest Truck, just off the highway (it’s bright green, so you cannot miss it!). The highway then heads southeast toward the Alberta border.

Crowsnest Pass Area

You will driver through Crowsnest Provincial Park (with BC Travel Information for westbound travellers) and as you climb up the hill past Summit Lake, there is a plaque marking the border.

World's biggest truck on display in Sparwood

Inside Alberta, the highway drops quickly and crosses Island Lake, and then climbs a bit to grant a vies of Crowsnest Lake, and then you pass through or by a bunch of communities that used to be all separate and recently amalgamated into one community of Crowsnest Pass. To the south of the highway is a stunning view of a ridge that comprises of (from west to east) Mt Senty, Chinook Peak, Mt Parrish, Mt McLaren, and Mt Coulthard. North of the highway is the Crowsnest Mountain that the highway and region are named for.

Travel Tip: gas is much cheaper in Alberta, so eastbound travelers should wait to gas up until you hit the Alberta side of this highway. And westbound travellers should gas up in the Crowsnest Pass before entering BC.

Crowsnest Pass-Elk at side of highway near Sparwood-sliver
Crowsnest Pass-Elk at side of highway near Sparwood-sliver

Crowsnest Mountain on the Alberta side of the Crowsnest Pass

In Alberta, you pass through the Town of Crowsnest Pass, which is an amalgamation of several small villages in the Crowsnest Valley. This area used be a coal-mining area and the river is now well-known for its trout fishing. Then you will pass the Frank Slide on the south side of the highway, and there is a visitor centre and observation desk on the north side. The unstable Turtle Mountain crashed down and buried a town, the railroad, and the highway, killing 90 of the town’s 600 residents in 1903. East of Frank Slide you pass the Bellevue Mine Exhibit, the town of Burmis, the famed Burmis Tree, and junction with Highway 507 south to the Castle Mountain Resort ski hill, before passing a large wind turbine right before the junction with Highway 22.

Cowboy Trail  side trip

Bar U Ranch National Historical Site on the Cowboy Trail

A worthy detour NORTH from the Crowsnest Route is taking Highway 22, the Cowboy Trail north. You pass the beautiful Livingston Range ridge on your drive up to the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site which is a 100 km (1 hour) drive to the north. You can either turn back or continue north to the foothills ranching towns of Longview and Black Diamond. and the historic oil town of Turner Valley. Then head east on Highway 7 to Okotoks, best known for its massive glacial erratic, before heading south on Highway 2 through High River, Nanton, Claresholm, and making a side-trip west to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and rejoining the trip on the #3 Crowsnest Highway at Fort MacLeod. Side Trip Map

Ranch on Cowboy Trail Hihgway 22, south of Calgary
Ranch on Cowboy Trail Hihgway 22, south of Calgary

Buffalo Herd at Head-Smashed-In
Alberta Foothills and Wind Turbines

As you head east you pass Pincher Creek, and a massive wind turbine farm on a ridge to the south of the highway. You also pass by the Pikani (Peigan) First Nation, which has a 430 square kilometre reserve, the 4th largest in Canada.

You will pass the junction with Highway 2 north (to Calgary) before passing through Fort MacLeod.  which has a famous Fort used by the Northwest Mounted Police when they were taming the prairies, working with the First Nations in the area to kick out the American whiskey traders.

Also, to the north off Highway 2 is the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage site, a must-see on this route (20 km / 20 minutes). To the south of Fort MacLeod is Cardston, (60 km, 40 minutes) which is home to the largest Mormon temple outside the United States.

Waterton Lakes side trip

Prince Of Wales Hotel
A worthy detour SOUTH from this segment is a drive south to Waterton Lakes National Park, where the prairies jut up against the first range of the Rocky Mountains. Access is via highway 6 south of Pincher Creek. You can return via Highway 5 east to Cardston, and then north on #2 to Fort MacLeod. You’ll also drive through the town of Standoff in the Blood Reserve. The drive is about 1 hour in each direction from the #3 Crowsnest Highway, plus time spent exploring. Side Trip Map

Alberta Grasslands

A half-hour drive further east of Fort MacLeod is the city of Lethbridge (with many more hotel options than Fort MacLeod). The highway heads east through hilly farming country and crosses the Old Man River (just to the south is the high-level railway bridge, and the architectural masterpiece campus of Lethbridge University) before entering Lethbridge.  American visitors often arrive in Lethbridge from Great Falls, Montana via Hwy #4 and #15 through the Coutts border crossing.

Rockies-Crowsnest Pass Pincher Creek-Windmills-sliver
Rockies-Crowsnest Pass Pincher Creek-Windmills-sliver

Elevation Chart for Crowsnest Route: Cranbrook-Fernie-Fort MacLeod

Elevation Chart for itinerary for Crowsnest #3 Cranbrook-Fernie- Fort MacLeod

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Cranbrook to Lethbridge (Crowsnest Highway) Route Map

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0Access to Highway 95A to Kimberley898
Access to airport. At this point, highway overlaps with Highway 95.

west to downtown Cranbrook

1WB Roadside turnout902
Paved with garbage stand and information sign – North side of highway.
4Roadside turnout891
Garbage stand.
6Junction of Highway 93 North and 95 North825
North to Fort Steele, Invermere, and Radium Hot Springs
10Rampart Rest Area (SW side of highway)827
Toilets, picnic tables – South side of highway.
0Mayock Settlement Rd828
access to Cassimauooks IR #5, on S side of highway
22Ha Ha Creek Rd (to S)805
13WB Roadside turnout796
Paved, garbage stand with scenic lookout and historical marker – N side of highway.
31Wardner Rd (to S)781
Access to community of Wardner (2 kms S)
31Wardner Bridge crossing the Kootenay River778
north end of Lake Koocanusa, a 144 km long reservoir on the Kootenay River. created by the Libby Dam in Montana.
32Wardner-Fort Steele Rd (to N)835
road to Fort Steele before Highway 93 was built. Access to Norbury Lake Provincial Park (11 km to N)
37Rosicky Rd (to SW)827
access to Wapitai Lake Recreation Site (3 km SE of highway)
42Jaffray-Baynes Lake Rd (to S)829
town of Jaffray, some services, gas, retail, access to North Start Lake Recreation Site (10 km SE, N to Ayres Ranch Campground, S to Surveyors Lake Camping and Ponderosa Campground
43Tie Lake Rd (to N)831
access to Tie Lake Recreation Area (4km N of highway)
43Jaffray Village Loops (to S)842
east entrance to town of Jaffray
45Rosen Lake Rd (to NE)882
Will-O-Bend Golf & RV Park (to SW of highway, access to Rosen Lake (4km NE of highway)
48Galloway Mill Rd (to NE)856
Lumber Mill on NE side of highway, access to Forest Hideaway B&B
53Suzanne Lake Rd (to W)868
access to Suzanne Lake Recreation Area (5km to W)
55Rock Creek Rest Area on E side, Caithness Creek Rd (on W side)868
56Rock Lake Rd877
to Rock Lake Camping Site (2 km SW)
58Kikkoman Newgate Rd/Teepee Creek Rd (to SW) and Ranger Station Rd (to NE)925
access to Kikkoman Creek Provincial Park (105 campsites), and Surveyors Lake Camping
61Junction Highway 93 S948
Elko Junction Rest Area (EB), to Roosville-Indian Springs Canada-US border crossing
62Bate Ave (to E)953
into town of Elko, limited services. Elko Hydroelectric Dam is just S of town.
63EB Roadside turnout960
Gravel – south side of highway. To the east, the highway runs beside the Elk River.
64WB Roadside turnout954
Gravel – north side of highway.
66paved roadside pullout (EB on S side)959
67gravel roadside pullout (WB on N side)959
68paved roadside pullout (EB on S side)951
70gravel roadside pullout (EB on S side)961
71gravel roadside pullout (WB on N side)956
72gravel roadside pullout (EB on SE side)955
73tunnel946
73Mount Broadwood Pull-off958
excellent view of 4000m high mountain due south
75Water stop on W side957
great place to refill water containers
76SKC Farm sales961
fruit and vegetable stand
76EB small pullout on E side961
overlooking Elk River
76EB large pullout on E side962
overlooking Elk River
77Morrisey Rd to E962
access to town of Morrisey (no services)
78Kubinec Rd, to W957
access to Morris Sawmill & Lumber
80private drive to W981
access to Birch Meadows Lodge B&B, 1 km to W
87Fernie Ski Hill Rd to W (turnoff)984
access to Fernie Resort (all seasons) and several accommodation options
88Lizard Creek Bridge993
90Mt Fernie Park Rd997
Access to Mount Fernie Provincial Park (2 km to W) 40 campsites, day use area
91Anderson Rd996
access to Fernie Fox hotel and several services at the highway
91McDonald Rd1001
Canadian Powder Tours Lodge to E, Dairy Queen to W
92Riverside Rd999
92Bridge over Elk River1001
924 Street1001
west end of downtown Fernie (access to 2 Ave main shopping street), Canada’s Best Value In & Suites to NW
927 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1002
Park Place Lodge on Highway, Save-On foods 6 blocks SE
939 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1002
Powder Mountain Lodge on highway, Raging Elk Adventure Lodging and Old Nurse Residence Bed and Breakfast to SE
9411 Street1005
Fernie Memorial Arena on Highway
9313 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1005
eat access to Fernie downtown (access to 2 Ave main shopping street)
9315 Street1007
Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge on highway, access to Elk Valley Hospital 2 blocks SE
949 Ave with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1002
access to Elko’s Your Independent Grocer, Canadian Tire, restaurants and services
94Elk River Bridge1012
94Canyon Trail (on NW side)1013
access to Kootenay Lodge and Twisted Timber Guest House
95Fairy Creek Falls trailhead1009
95Fernie Visitor Center & Oil Rig1015
Fernie Brewing Company
96Brenners Rd to NW1018
access to Manitou Rd (on NW side of highway). Westbound: Welcome to Fernie sign
96Cunliffe Rd (to NW / Olivia Rd to SE1019
Fernie Garden Centre
971026
access to Sengal Concrete
99Dicken Rd1031
101Rest Area on SE side of highway1043
view of Elk River
103Lynch Rd1042
Snowy Parks RV, Woz Mechanical
104cross Elk River1055
105Main St NW / 6 Ave SE1062
Hosmer, Elk River Hotel, some services on Main St NW of highway
107Elk Valley Provincial Park1070
drive through park, no real access or camping
109WB Olson Rest Area1090
on NW side of highway. Parking, bathrooms, access to Elk River
110EB Ingham Rest Area1090
on NW side of highway, access to Elk River
114bridge over railway1090
114drive on NW side of highway1135
access to Garret Ready Mix Ltd (gravel pit/concrete)
115WB Roadside pullout on NW side1146
Garbage stand.
116Roadside pullout on NW side1145
Garbage stand.
118Sparwood Transfer station1111
on NW side of highway
119access to services along Douglas Fir Rd1113
Petro-Pass station to W side of highway, Sparwood Substation on E side
120access to services along Douglas Fir Rd1114
access to Sparwood industrial area
121Pine Ave (NW) and Sparwood Dr (to SE)1137
Industrial area access, Mountain Shadows campground to E, RCMP detachment to N
122Red Cedar Rd1149
access to small mall, services, grocery, Causeway Bay Hotels Sparwood, Mountain Air Chalets to N, Sparwood Golf Club to S
122Highway 43- Elk Valley Highway with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1141
access to Sparwood , services, gas, and food. World’s Largest Tandem Axle Truck. Elkford (23 km to N), Elk Lakes Provincial Park (102 km to N). Wilderness, backcountry
124crossing Michel Creek1142
125Teck Elkview Operations (to N)1149
125Animal Proximity sign1160
warning to drive slower if lights flashing for next 5 km
125web roadside turnoff to N1162
nice little park (great for a dog walk!
126Elk Valley Coal Rd to N1180
Tech Central Warehouse to S, and Graham Creek
128Michel Hotel to S1182
129Cross Graham Creek, Pullout to S side1202
130highway turnoff on SW1224
133highway turnoff on SW1221
134cross Michel Creek1229
134Cross over CPR railway tracks1235
134Crobin Rd Interchange on S side,. Gravel turnout on N side of highway1258
access to Teck Coal Mountain Mine
135EB paved turnout on N side of highway1265
135gravel turnout on S side of highway1272
136gravel turnout on S side of highway1290
137Road to NE1313
137Sparwood Rifle Range to NE1354
139CVSE Truck inspection station / truck weigh scale1370
on N side of highway
140Crowsnest Provincial Park1369
parking lot on NE side of highway, with Travel BC Information Centre
140Summit Lake to SW of highway1403
141EB paved pullout on S side of highway1362
plaque about Crowsnest Pass, overlooking Summit Lake. The AB/BC borders (Welcome signs are a bit further in EB and WB directions)
142road to SW (just before WB hill)1357
to Summit Creek Cabins and Island Lake Christian Retreat Centre
143Turnout and parking lot to N of highway1362
view of Island Lake, fishing in summer, ice fishing in winter
144road to NE side of highway1357
to Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area
145private drive to NE1363
access to Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp
145paved pullout and parking lot for Rest Area1371
access to Crowsnest Lake, N of highway

Alberta-British Columbia Border

148Drive to N side of highway1370
access to Crowsnest Lake boat launch and beach (fishing for Cutthroat and Brown trout Rainbow, Bull trout, and Mountain whitefish)
15118th Street west access to Sentinel Rd:1361
access to Crowsnest River RV Park to S of highway
15118th Street, access to Sentinel Rd, S of highway1366
access to Hy-Ridge Helicopter tours
151Allison Creek Rd (to N1381
access to Wolfstone Dr and Crowsnest Mountain Resort, Randy and Brenda Place B&B to N
153WB roadside turnout on N side1361
gravel turnout, no toilets
15461 Street1354
access to mobile home park to S and Crowsnest Cabin to NE
15619 Ave to S1335
West access to Coleman (located below highway), access to Green Mountain RV Park to S (other side of Crowsnest River valley)
15776 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHT1343
west end of Coleman Main Street, access to Flumerfelt Park (and Miners Path Trail) to the N
157Highway 40 (Forestry Trunk Rd) with TRAFFIC LIGHT1326
east end of Coleman main Street, access to gas station, several stores and services.
15816 Ave to S1317
East access to Coleman and residential area. Crowsnest Consolidated High School to N of intersection.
15920 Ave to S with TRAFFIC LIGHT1320
access to gas, Tim Hortons, a grocery store, and services
160107 Street (to S)1302
access to Crowsnest Pass Health Centre (Hospital), IGA Blairmore (grocery) and The Pass Beer Co Brew Pub, and Lost Lemon Campground Cabins, Kanata Inns Blairmore Travelodge by Wyndham Blairmore. Access to Pass Powder Keg Ski Hill to S, and to Crowsnest Pass Golf Club to N
162129 Street (main Blairmore access) with TRAFFIC LIGHT1300
access to Charmed Resorts to N, Greenhill Hotel, and several restaurants and service, and Pass Powder Keg Ski Area (local ski hill)
16320 Avenue (east access to town of Blairmore)1300
163Bridge over Crowsnest River1282
(highway crosses the river twice)
164Goat Mountain Get-A-Way (N side of highway)1285
165146 Street1290
Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery (open summers)
166150 Street (to S)1293
access to industrial park onS side of highway and access to town of Frank on N side of highway
165152 Street (to N)1294
Fas-Gas and A&W
165Frank Slide Interpretive Centre1296
about 1 km N up the hill. Highway to E cuts through the devastation of the 14903 Frank Slide disaster
166EB Rest area on S side of highway1273
great view of Frank Slide debris field
1689 Ave to SW, 2313 St to NE1273
access to Bellevue residential areas to N an S of highway . Eastern edge of the Frank Slide area to the W along the highway. Access to Westwinds Apartments, Bellevue Crossing Holiday Cabin (to NE)
170227 Street (to E)1258
access to Bellevue Community Campground on NE side of highway
171Passburg Drive1248
access to Crowsnest Pass Campground to N of highway
172East Hillcrest Drive to S1225
173Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site (on N of highway)1234
gravel roadside turnout on both side just to the W of
175Burmis Tree to N side of highway1221
this tree (now dead) was over 1500 years old until the early 2000s
0Highway 57 South1217
access to Burmis Bed and Bales (B&B) and Hiawatha Campground, Castle River Rodeo Campground (8 km S), Castle River Bridge Alberta Provincial Park (30 camping spots), Beauvais Lake Alberta Provincial Park Camping Facilities: (90 camping spots), and Castle Mountain ski area (41 km to S)
178Burmis Vehicle Inspection Station to S1216
179Township Rd 731202
Access to Bedside Manor 1km to SE
182Lundbeck Road to SE1202
access to Lundbreck Falls and Lundbreck Falls Bridge 500m SE of highway, view of large wind turbine to E
183Junction Twp Rd 75 to N1159
view of large wind turbine to SW
184Junction Highway 22 N (Cowboy Trail)1150
north to Maycroft, Longview, Bob Creek Wildland Alberta Provincial Park, Chain Lakes Provincial Park (74 km) , Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (101 km)
185bridge over Crowsnest River1192
185Junction Range Rd 21a & Twp Rd 74C1199
access to Todd Creek Day Use area (2 km to NE) on Old Man River Lake. Crossing Crowsnest River (a tributary to the Oldman River)
187Breckenridge Ave to S1198
access to town of Lundbreck, Oldman River Brewing and other services
190cross over CP Rail tracks1176
192Rest Areas on both sides of highway1173
paved with historical markers on both sides
193Twp Rd 73 to W / Bury St to NE1171
west access to Cowley
194Junction Highway 510 N and Range Rd 13 S1120
East access to town of Cowley, CWR Boat Club (6 km to NE) and Dam Cottage (8km to N), access to Castle Valley Campground (5 km to SE)
198Bridge over Old Man River1159
203Twp Rd 70 W1120
access to Pincher Creek Airport 1km
204WB Rest area on N side1145
rest area (no toilets) for WB travellers. Great view of Wind Turbines on both sides of highway
2043rd Ave N and Highway 6 S1120
access to Pincher Station (no services) to N, and Pincher Creek (all services) (3 km to S), Travelodge by Window Pincher Creek, Ramada by Wyndham Pincher Creek, and Heritage Inn Hotel & Conventions Centre, also Pincher Creek Agriculture Grounds, Koonai Brown Heritage Village. Highway 6 continues south to Waterton Lakes National Park (55 km)
207EB Rest area on S side1120
rest area (no toilets) for EB travellers. Great view of Wind Turbines on both sides of highway
208Junction Highway 7851100
east access to Pincher Creek (4 km to SW) and to Oldman River Dam Provincial Recreation Area (6km to NE)
209Range Rd 293A to S1104
wind turbines to immediate north
0Twp Rd 714 to N1081
view of crop circular sprinklers to NW and SE, access to Jacobson Guest Ranch (4 km to NE)
214Range Rd 291 to N1039
216Bridge over Pincher Creek1066
219Junction Highway 786 to S1063
access to Brocket and Piikani Reserve, limited services. Access to RCMP detachment
22022 Street, Piikani Travel Centre1066
visitor information for area
221Range Road 2831049
225Range Road 2811040
226Range Road 2801013
231Range Road 2741020
234Range Road 2711023
235Range Road 265977
access to Stowe
243EB Rest Stop on NW side956
rest stop, no toilets
246Junction Highway 810 South955
access to community of Glenwood, and McBride Lake Wind Farm Viewpoint (12 km S)
248Junction Highway 2 North949
access Oldman River Provincial Recreation Area, Rivers Edge RV Park and Campground) 1 km N), Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage Site (22 km NW), Claresholm (39 km N),
25021 Street to S, Lyndon Rd to NW944
access to several services (gas, restaurants, retail. East of here, Fort MacLeod is one way in each direction
2528 Ave t NE944
Highway 3 is split into two one way roads through Fort MacLeod (23rd Street EB, and 25th Street WB) between 2 Ave and 6 Ave)
253Junction Highway 2 South
access to Standoff (Blood First Nations Reserve), Cardston (60km to S), and Carway Canada-US border crossing (87 km S)
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0Junction Highway 2 South944
access to Standoff (Blood First Nations Reserve), Cardston (60 km to S), and Carway Canada-US border crossing (87 km S)
18 Ave t NE949
Highway 3 is split into two one way roads through Fort MacLeod (23rd Street EB, and 25th Street WB) between 2 Ave and 6 Ave)
321 Street to S, Lyndon Rd to NW955
access to several services (gas, restaurants, retail. East of here, Fort MacLeod is one way in each direction
5Junction Highway 2 North956
access Oldman River Provincial Recreation Area, Rivers Edge RV Park and Campground) 1 km N), Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage Site (22 km NW), Claresholm (39 km N),
7Junction Highway 810 South977
access to community of Glenwood, and McBride Lake Wind Farm Viewpoint (12 km S)
10EB Rest Stop on NW side1023
rest stop, no toilets
18Range Road 2651020
access to Stowe
19Range Road 2711013
22Range Road 2741040
27Range Road 2801049
28Range Road 2811066
32Range Road 2831063
3322 Street, Piikani Travel Centre1066
visitor information for area
34Junction Highway 786 to S1039
access to Brocket and Piikani Reserve, limited services. Access to RCMP detachment
37Bridge over Pincher Creek1081
39Range Rd 291 to N1104
41Twp Rd 714 to N1100
view of crop circular sprinklers to NW and SE, access to Jacobson Guest Ranch (4 km to NE)
44Range Rd 293A to S1120
wind turbines to immediate north
45Junction Highway 7851120
east access to Pincher Creek (4 km to SW) and to Oldman River Dam Provincial Recreation Area (6km to NE)
46EB Rest area on S side1145
rest area (no toilets) for EB travellers. Great view of Wind Turbines on both sides of highway
493rd Ave N and Highway 6 S1120
access to Pincher Station (no services) to N, and Pincher Creek (all services) (3 km to S), Travelodge by Window Pincher Creek, Ramada by Wyndham Pincher Creek, and Heritage Inn Hotel & Conventions Centre, also Pincher Creek Agriculture Grounds, Koonai Brown Heritage Village. Highway 6 continues south to Waterton Lakes National Park (55 km)
50WB Rest area on N side1159
rest area (no toilets) for WB travellers. Great view of Wind Turbines on both sides of highway
50Twp Rd 70 W1120
access to Pincher Creek Airport 1 km
55Bridge over Old Man River1171
59Junction Highway 510 N and Range Rd 13 S1173
East access to town of Cowley, CWR Boat Club (6 km to NE) and Dam Cottage (8km to N), access to Castle Valley Campground (5 km to SE)
60Twp Rd 73 to W / Bury St to NE1176
west access to Cowley
61Rest Areas on both sides of highway1198
paved with historical markers on both sides
63cross over CP Rail tracks1199
66Breckenridge Ave to S1192
access to town of Lundbreck, Oldman River Brewing and other services
68Junction Range Rd 21a & Twp Rd 74C1150
access to Todd Creek Day Use area (2 km to NE) on Old Man River Lake. Crossing Crowsnest River (a tributary to the Oldman River)
69bridge over Crowsnest River1159
69Junction Highway 22 N (Cowboy Trail)1202
north to Maycroft, Longview, , Bob Creek Wildland Alberta Provincial Park, Chain Lakes Provincial Park (74 km) , Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (101 km)
70Junction Twp Rd 75 to N1202
view of large wind turbine to SW
71Lundbeck Road to SE1216
access to Lundbreck Falls and Lundbreck Falls Bridge 500m SE of highway, view of large wind turbine to E
74Township Rd 731217
Access to Bedside Manor 1km to SE
75Burmis Vehicle Inspection Station to S1221
76Highway 57 South1234
access to Burmis Bed and Bales (B&B) and Hiawatha Campground, Castle River Rodeo Campground (8 km S), Castle River Bridge Alberta Provincial Park (30 camping spots), Beauvais Lake Alberta Provincial Park Camping Facilities: (90 camping spots), and Castle Mountain ski area (41 km to S)
78Burmis Tree to N side of highway1225
this tree (now dead) was over 1500 years old until the early 2000s
80Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site (o N of highway)1248
gravel roadside turnout on both side just to the W of
81East Hillcrest Drive to S1258
82Passburg Drive1273
access to Crowsnest Pass Campground to N of highway
83227 Street (to E)1273
access to Bellevue Community Campground on NE side of highway
859 Ave to SW, 2313 St to NE1290
access to Bellevue residential areas to N an S of highway . Eastern edge of the Frank Slide area to the W along the highway. Access to Westwinds Apartments, Bellevue Crossing Holiday Cabin (to NE)
87150 Street (to S)1296
access to industrial park on S side of highway and access to town of Frank on N side of highway
87EB Rest area on S side of highway1294
great view of Frank Slide debris field
88Frank Slide Interpretive Centre1285
about 1 km N up the hill. Highway to E cuts through the devastation of the 1903 Frank Slide disaster
88146 Street1293
Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery (open summers)
88152 Street (to N)1282
Fas-Gas and A&W
89Goat Mountain Get-A-Way (N side of highway)1300
90Bridge over Crowsnest River1300
(highway crosses the river twice)
9020 Avenue (east access to town of Blairmore)1302
91129 Street (main Blairmore access) with TRAFFIC LIGHT1320
access to Charmed Resorts to N, Greenhill Hotel, and several restaurants and service, and Pass Powder Keg Ski Area (local ski hill)
93107 Street (to S)1317
access to Crowsnest Pass Health Centre (Hospital), IGA Blairmore (grocery) and The Pass Beer Co Brew Pub, and Lost Lemon Campground Cabins, Kanata Inns Blairmore Travelodge by Wyndham Blairmore. Access to Pass Powder Keg Ski Hill to S, and to Crowsnest Pass Golf Club to N
9420 Ave to S with TRAFFIC LIGHT1326
access to gas, Tim Hortons, a grocery store, and services
9516 Ave to S1343
East access to Coleman and residential area. Crowsnest Consolidated High School to N of intersection.
96Highway 40 (Forestry Trunk Rd) with TRAFFIC LIGHT1335
east end of Coleman main Street, access to gas station, several stores and services.
9776 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHT1354
west end of Coleman Main Street, access to Flumerfelt Park (and Miners Path Trail) to the N
9719 Ave to S1361
West access to Coleman (located below highway), access to Green Mountain RV Park to S (other side of Crowsnest River valley)
9961 Street1381
access to mobile home park to S and Crowsnest Cabin to NE
100WB roadside turnout on N side1370
gravel turnout, no toilets
10218th Street west access to Sentinel Rd:1361
access to Crowsnest River RV Park to S of highway
10218th Street, access to Sentinel Rd, S of highway1366
access to Hy-Ridge Helicopter tours
102Allison Creek Rd (to N1371
access to Wolfstone Dr and Crowsnest Mountain Resort, Randy and Brenda Place B&B to N
105Drive to N side of highway1363
access to Crowsnest :Lake boat launch and beach (fishing for Cutthroat and Brown trout Rainbow, Bull trout, and Mountain whitefish)
108paved pullout and parking lot for Rest Area1357
access to Crowsnest Lake, N of highway

Alberta-British Columbia border

108private drive to NE1362
access to Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp
109road to NE side of highway1357
to Island Lake Provincial Recreation Area
110Turnout and parking lot to N of highway1362
view of Island Lake, fishing in summer, ice fishing in winter
111road to SW (just before WB hill)1403
to Summit Creek Cabins and Island Lake Christian Retreat Centre
112EB paved pullout on S side of highway1369
plaque about Crowsnest Pass, overlooking Summit Lake. The AB/BC borders (Welcome signs are a bit further in EB and WB directions)
113Summit Lake to SW of highway1370
113Crowsnest Provincial Park1354
parking lot on NE side of highway, with Travel BC Information Centre
114CVSE Truck inspection station / truck weigh scale1313
on N side of highway
116Sparwood Rifle Range to NE1290
116Road to NE1272
117gravel turnout on S side of highway1258
118EB paved turnout on N side of highway1265
118gravel turnout on S side of highway1235
119Crobin Rd Interchange on S side,. Gravel turnout on N side of highway1229
access to Teck Coal Mountain Mine
119Cross over CPR railway tracks1221
120cross Michel Creek1224
120highway turnoff on SW1202
123highway turnoff on SW1182
124Cross Graham Creek, Pullout to S side1180
125Michel Hotel to S1162
127Elk Valley Coal Rd to N1160
Tech Central Warehouse to S, and Graham Creek
128web roadside turnoff to N1149
nice little park (great for a dog walk!
128Animal Proximity sign1142
warning to drive slower if lights flashing for next 5 km
129Teck Elkview Operations (to N)1141
129crossing Michel Creek1149
131Highway 43- Elk Valley Highway with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1137
access to Sparwood, services , gas, and food. World’s Largest Tandem Axle Truck. Elkford (23 km to N), Elk Lakes Provincial Park (102 km to N). Wilderness, backcountry
132Red Cedar Rd1114
access to small mall, services, grocery, Causeway Bay Hotels Sparwood, Mountain Air Chalets to N, Sparwood Golf Club to S
132Pine Ave (NW) and Sparwood Dr (to SE)1113
Industrial area access, Mountain Shadows campground to E, RCMP detachment to N
133access to services along Douglas Fir Rd1111
access to Sparwood industrial area
134access to services along Douglas Fir Rd1145
Petro-Pass station to W side of highway, Sparwood Substation on E side
135Sparwood Transfer station1146
on NW side of highway
137Roadside pullout on NW side1135
Garbage stand.
138WB Roadside pullout on NW side1090
Garbage stand.
139drive on NW side of highway1090
access to Garret Ready Mix Ltd (gravel pit/concrete)
140bridge over railway1090
143EB Ingham Rest Area1070
on NW side of highway, access to Elk River
144WB Olson Rest Area1062
on NW side of highway. Parking, bathrooms, access to Elk River
146Elk Valley Provincial Park1055
drive through park, no real access or camping
148Main St NW / 6 Ave SE1042
Hosmer, Elk River Hotel, some services on Main St NW of highway
149cross Elk River1043
150Lynch Rd1031
Snowy Parks RV, Woz Mechanical
152Rest Area on SE side of highway1026
view of Elk River
154Dicken Rd1019
1561018
access to Sengal Concrete
157Cunliffe Rd (to NW / Olivia Rd to SE1015
Fernie Garden Centre
157Brenners Rd to NW1009
access to Manitou Rd (on NW side of highway). Westbound: Welcome to Fernie sign
158Fernie Visitor Center & Oil Rig1013
Fernie Brewing Company
159Fairy Creek Falls trailhead1012
159Canyon Trail (on NW side)1002
access to Kootenay Lodge and Twisted Timber Guest House
159Elk River Bridge1002
16011 Street1007
Fernie Memorial Arena on Highway
1609 Ave with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1005
access to Elko’s Your Independent Grocer, Canadian Tire, restaurants and services
16015 Street1005
Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge on highway, access to Elk Valley Hospital 2 blocks SE
16013 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1002
east access to Fernie downtown (access to 2 Ave main shopping street)
1619 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1001
Powder Mountain Lodge on highway, Raging Elk Adventure Lodging and Old Nurse Residence Bed and Breakfast to SE
1617 Street with TRAFFIC LIGHTS1001
Park Place Lodge on Highway, Save-On foods 6 blocks SE
1614 Street999
west end of Fernie downtown (access to 2 Ave main shopping street), Canada’s Best Value In & Suites to NW
161Bridge over Elk River1001
162Riverside Rd996
162McDonald Rd997
Canadian Powder Tours Lodge to E, Dairy Queen to W
163Anderson Rd993
access to Fernie Fox hotel and several services at the highway
164Mt Fernie Park Rd984
Access to Mount Fernie Provincial Park (2 km to W) 40 campsites, day use area
166Lizard Creek Bridge981
167Fernie Ski Hill Rd to W (turnoff)957
access to Fernie Resort (all seasons) and several accommodation options
173private drive to W962
access to Birch Meadows Lodge B&B, 1 km to W
175Kubinec Rd, to W962
access to Morris Sawmill & Lumber
176Morrisey Rd to E961
access to town of Morrisey (no services)
177EB small pullout on E side961
overlooking Elk River
177EB large pullout on E side957
overlooking Elk River
178SKC Farm sales958
fruit and vegetable stand
178Water stop on W side946
great place to refill water containers
180Mount Broadwood Pull-off955
excellent view of 4000m high mountain due south
181tunnel956
181gravel roadside pullout (EB on SE side)961
182gravel roadside pullout (WB on N side)951
183gravel roadside pullout (EB on S side)959
185paved roadside pullout (EB on S side)959
186gravel roadside pullout (WB on N side)954
187paved roadside pullout (EB on S side)960
189WB Roadside turnout953
Gravel – north side of highway.
190EB Roadside turnout948
Gravel – south side of highway. To the east, the highway runs beside the Elk River.
191Bate Ave (to E)925
into town of Elko, limited services. Elko Hydroelectric Dam is just S of town.
192Junction Highway 93 S877
Elko Junction Rest Area (EB), to Roosville-Indian Springs Canada-US border crossing
195Kikkoman Newgate Rd/Teepee Creek Rd (to SW) and Ranger Station Rd (to NE)868
access to Kikkoman Creek Provincial Park (105 campsites), and Surveyors Lake Camping
197Rock Lake Rd868
to Rock Lake Camping Site (2 km SW)
198Rock Creek Rest Area on E side, Caithness Creek Rd (on W side)856
200Suzanne Lake Rd (to W)882
access to Suzanne Lake Recreation Area (5km to W)
205Galloway Mill Rd (to NE)842
Lumber Mill on NE side of highway, access to Forest Hideaway B&B
209Rosen Lake Rd (to NE)831
Will-O-Bend Golf & RV Park (to SW of highway, access to Rosen Lake (4km NE of highway)
210Jaffray Village Loops (to S)829
east entrance to town of Jaffray
211Tie Lake Rd (to N)827
access to Tie Lake Recreation Area (4km N of highway)
211Jaffray-Baynes Lake Rd (to S)835
town of Jaffray, some services, gas, retail, access to North Start Lake Recreation Site (10 km SE, N to Ayres Ranch Campground, S to Surveyors Lake Camping and Ponderosa Campground
216Rosicky Rd (to SW)778
access to Wapitai Lake Recreation Site (3 km SE of highway)
221Wardner-Fort Steele Rd (to N)781
road to Fort Steele before Highway 93 was built. Access to Norbury Lake Provincial Park (11 km to N)
222Wardner Bridge crossing the Kootenay River796
north end of Lake Koocanusa, a 144 km long reservoir on the Kootenay River. created by the Libby Dam in Montana.
223Wardner Rd (to S)805
Access to community of Wardner (2 kms S)
227WB Roadside turnout828
Paved, garbage stand with scenic lookout and historical marker – N side of highway.
231Ha Ha Creek Rd (to S)827
240Mayock Settlement Rd825
access to Cassimauooks IR #5, on S side of highway
243Rampart Rest Area (SW side of highway)891
Toilets, picnic tables – South side of highway.
247Junction of Highway 93 North and 95 North902
North to Fort Steele, Invermere, and Radium Hot Springs
249Roadside turnout898
Garbage stand.
252WB Roadside turnout900
Paved with garbage stand and information sign – North side of highway.
253Access to Highway 95A to Kimberley
Access to airport. At this point, highway overlaps with Highway 95.
West to downtown Cranbrook
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