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Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, in the Southwest corner of Alberta on Highway 3. At an elevation of 1358 meters (4453 feet), the Crowsnest Pass is a high mountain pass across the Continental Divide, it's summit forming the Alberta - British Columbia border.

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The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has much to offer visitors. In addition to its spectacular natural setting, the municipality is rich in human history.

Crowsnest Pass is the richest archaeological zone in the Canadian Rockies. The oldest relics are stone tools found on a rock ridge outside nearby Frank, Alberta, from the Clovis culture, 10,000 years bp. Other sites include chert quarries on the Livingstone ridge dating back to 1000 BC.

The area was a centre for "rum-running" during the prohibition of 1916 - 1923, when liquor was illegally brought across the provincial border from British Columbia. And, Crowsnest Pass was the site of the last train robbery in Canada in 1920.

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