Miner's Path

Escape into the rich history along the Miner’s Path, and retrace the steps the miners took to make a living in the early 1900s. Coleman was a town built on coal mining and is now recognized as a National Historical Site. Our expert guides share with you the history and remnants along the path, and you will discover what makes Crowsnest Pass a special place in the Canadian Rockies. Not only do you learn about this hidden gem, but you also get a delicious brunch made by a local favourite.

This experience (Brunch & Hike) was voted as one of the TOP 3 EXPERIENCES FOR VISITORS coming to Crowsnest Pass by the Chamber of Commerce in 2019. We are proud of this as we launched this tour at the end of 2018 and we specialize in small groups.

 

Please book your adventure in advance. You are welcome to call us (403.583.5884) to check availability if you are booking on short notice.

You can pick from two options for this program. Prices vary. Must have 4 people to book a private tour.

 

Miner’s Path

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What to expect? We will meet at Country Encounters Bed and Breakfast (7701 17 Ave, Coleman). Here, you will meet your guide and enjoy a delicious homemade brunch from a local favourite. Meet some new people and enjoy casual conversation.

Once brunch is finished, we will head into one of the front rooms to start the tour. You will be assigned a task to complete, just like the miner’s did when they went to work. We will have some time to refill water bottles and use the bathroom before heading onto the trail.

Along the tour (we leave right from Country Encounters), we will make several stops to discover the Miner’s Path, Coleman’s National Historical Site, and the things that make Crowsnest Pass special and unique. We will head up the Miner’s Path and take a break at Rainbow Falls.

After Rainbow Falls, we will explore one of the old mine sites and we will send you searching for treasures.

We will finish our tour by being welcomed back to Country Encounters.

**Hike, Wine & Dine encompasses a dinner with wine at Encounters Wine and Small Plate Bar after the tour**

RATING: Easy

Is this the adventure for you? This experience is meant for all levels of fitness. The hike is around 4km, but it is a slow pace with limited elevation. It is very casual. Unfortunately, there are some stairs, so we cannot accommodate a wheelchair at this time.

PRICE (Brunch & Hike): $89/adult + GST | $59/child + GST (12 years and under)

PRICE (Hike, Wine & Dine): $109/adult + GST

GRATUITY: We always say that we do not expect gratuity, but it is appreciated. We never want you to feel like you should spend more money than you already have and will not ask you for a tip. If you really want to give the guide a tip, they will graciously receive it with much gratitude.

PLEASE NOTE: 4 people minimum for this trip to occur; 12 people maximum
10:30am | Meet at Country Encounters

10:45 – 11:45am | Brunch

11:45 – 12pm | Get ready for hike

12 – 3pm | Interpretive hike

Please note: Sometimes the tour ends a bit later than 3pm depending on the group.

**Itinerary can vary for private trips and for the Hike, Wine & Dine**
INCLUDED:

* Brunch

* Tea or coffee

* On-trail treat and drink

* Safety equipment, such as bear spray, first aid kit, and emergency communication devices

* Use of hiking poles (upon request)

* A local, professional guide

* Small group sizes

NOT INCLUDED:

* Personal equipment on the ‘To Bring’ list

**Hike, Wine, and Dine includes one glass of wine (or beer) and dinner.**
Please remember to bring:

* Warm clothing for the weather as the weather changes quickly in the mountains

* A waterproof layer, such as a rain coat

* A backpack

* Sunglasses

* Sunscreen

* Hat

* 1L of water

* Hiking or running shoes

* Your camera!

* You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but it is not required
Must book at least 48 hours in advance. This is to allow us time to collect and organize food. If you have a food allergy, it is more difficult for us to accommodate with short notice.

When do we cancel? We will cancel and give a full refund if the weather is extreme. Examples of extreme weather include 120km continuous winds, heavy snowfall warnings, and severe thunderstorms for the duration of the trip. Examples of extreme weather does not include subzero temperatures or rain.

Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.

Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the adventure. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.

Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel within 48hrs of tour for refund. For group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for refund.

DISCOVER THE ROCKIES WITH A LOCAL EXPERT

Based in Crowsnest Pass, AB

Actively operating in Waterton Lakes National Park & Castle Provincial Parks

Operates throughout the Canadian Rockies

Customize your adventure with us!

403.583.5884

info@upliftadventures.ca