Hike Your Pass Off! Hiking Festival2018-07-28T08:18:10+00:00
Join us for our inaugural hiking festival, Hike Your Pass Off!  The Crowsnest Pass has long been know as one of Alberta’s most diverse hiking destinations with a great mix of history, wildlife and incredible mountain terrain.  Whether you are an experienced hiker or a newbie, the hiking festival offers something for everyone.

Friday, August 17

*The meeting point for all hikes is the Pass Powderkeg Lodge unless noted otherwise.

Kick-Off Social

5pm-10pm
Free
Kick Off Social at the PPK Lodge hosted by Alberta Parks.  In conjunction with PPK’s Summer Steak Night, come enjoy the views off the deck and meet some of our festival partners.  Beverages on offer from Ribstone Creek Brewery.

Kick-Off Social

5pm-10pm

Free
Kick Off Social at the PPK Lodge hosted by Alberta Parks.  In conjunction with PPK’s Summer Steak Night, come enjoy the views off the deck and meet some of our festival partners.  Beverages on offer from Ribstone Creek Brewery.

Hike & Dine

5pm-9pm
$99+GST
Join us on this once in a lifetime hiking and dining experience. An interpretive hike lead by Uplift Adventures‘ ACMG hiking guides will take you on the uncrowded trails of Pass Powderkeg where you will surprise yourself with the biodiversity and stories of the area. Your hike will end at our historic lodge where a unique dining experience awaits. Hike begins at PPK Lodge.

Hike & Dine

5pm-9pm

$99+GST
Easy
Join us on this once in a lifetime hiking and dining experience. An interpretive hike lead by Uplift Adventures‘ ACMG hiking guides will take you on the uncrowded trails of Pass Powderkeg where you will surprise yourself with the biodiversity and stories of the area. Your hike will end at our historic lodge where a unique dining experience awaits. Hike begins at PPK Lodge.

Historical Talk

6pm-9pm
FREE
Historical talk at the PPK Lodge about the historical significance of the Crowsnest Pass and its hiking areas.

Historical Talk

6pm-9pm

Free
Historical talk at the PPK Lodge about the historical significance of the Crowsnest Pass and its hiking areas.

Saturday, August 18

*The meeting point for all hikes is the Pass Powderkeg Lodge unless noted otherwise.

Meet Up

8am
Fuel up for your day in the mountains. Meet up, grab coffee and breakfast at the PPK Lodge.

Meet Up

8am
Fuel up for your day in the mountains. Meet up, grab coffee and breakfast at the PPK Lodge.

A Daring Plane

9am-4pm
$79+GST
Difficult
The valley up York Creek exposes some beautiful vistas as we unravel stories of bravery at the Plane Crash. Along the 15km adventure, listen to the stories of local heroes of the Crowsnest Pass, the challenges and unique opportunities that exist for locals living in this mountain community.  Lead by Uplift Adventures‘ ACMG guides, this hike begins at Stone’s Throw Cafe and includes lunch.

A Daring Plane

9am-4pm

$79+GST
Difficult
The valley up York Creek exposes some beautiful vistas as we unravel stories of bravery at the Plane Crash. Along the 15km adventure, listen to the stories of local heroes of the Crowsnest Pass, the challenges and unique opportunities that exist for locals living in this mountain community.  Lead by Uplift Adventures‘ ACMG guides, this hike begins at Stone’s Throw Cafe and includes lunch.

Turtle Mountain

9am-4pm
By Donation
Difficult
Hike the iconic Turtle Mountain and explore the Frank Slide from a very different perspective with Crowsnest Outdoors.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Turtle Mountain

9am-4pm

By Donation
Difficult
Hike the iconic Turtle Mountain and explore the Frank Slide from a very different perspective with Crowsnest Outdoors.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Explore Chinook

9am-12pm
FREE
Easy
Explore the beauty of Allison-Chinook area at the base of Crowsnest Mountain with a local hiker who will show you the area.  Meet in the parking lot at Chinook Lake.

Explore Chinook

9am-12pm

Free
Easy
Explore the beauty of Allison-Chinook area at the base of Crowsnest Mountain with a local hiker who will show you the area.  Meet in the parking lot at Chinook Lake.

Saskatoon Mountain

9am-1pm
By Donation
Moderate
Join Crowsnest Outdoors for a hike up Saskatoon Mountain, taking in Miner’s Path/Falls along the way.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Saskatoon Mountain

9am-1pm

By Donation
Moderate
Join Crowsnest Outdoors for a hike up Saskatoon Mountain, taking in Miner’s Path/Falls along the way.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Hike & Paint

4:30pm-9:30pm
$49+GST
Enjoy a nature walk for inspiration followed by a creative guided painting session with artist Jessica Marcotte to create your own watercolour painting.

Hike & Paint

4:30pm-9:30pm

$49+GST
Enjoy a nature walk for inspiration followed by a creative guided painting session with artist Jessica Marcotte to create your own watercolour painting.

Steak Night

5pm-10pm
Recap the day with old and new friends at the Lodge with PPK’s Summer Steak Night. Come enjoy the views off the deck and meet some of our festival partners.  Beverages on offer from Ribstone Creek Brewery.

Steak Night

5pm-10pm
Recap the day with old and new friends at the Lodge with PPK’s Summer Steak Night. Come enjoy the views off the deck and meet some of our festival partners.  Beverages on offer from Ribstone Creek Brewery.

Sunday, August 19

*The meeting point for all hikes is the Pass Powderkeg Lodge unless noted otherwise.

Meet Up

8am
Fuel up for your day in the mountains. Meet up, grab coffee and breakfast at the PPK Lodge.

Meet Up

8am
Fuel up for your day in the mountains. Meet up, grab coffee and breakfast at the PPK Lodge.

Big Bear

9am-2pm
By Donation
Moderate
Join Crowsnest Outdoors for a hike up to the top of Big Bear/Saddle Mountain near York Creek  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Big Bear

9am-2pm

By Donation 
Moderate
Join Crowsnest Outdoors for a hike up to the top of Big Bear/Saddle Mountain near York Creek.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Field Lunch

9am-1pm
$25+GST
Easy
A fun interpretative tour up and over PPK followed by a field lunch prepared by Chef Alejandro.

Field Lunch

10am-1pm

$25+GST
Easy
A fun interpretative tour up and over PPK followed by a field lunch prepared by Chef Alejandro.

Mount Ward

9am-5pm
By Donation
Difficult
Explore Mount Ward with Crowsnest Outdoors.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Mount Ward

9am-5pm

By Donation
Difficult
Explore Mount Ward with Crowsnest Outdoors.  Free for members; a minimum $5 donation for non-members (memberships $30).

Festival Partners