Wilderness, wide open spaces, beautiful hikes and mountain heritage.

This tour is best between May to October. Not all operators are open for the entire season.


1. Miners’ Cafe & 2. Coliseum Gift Shop

Hours of Operation
Mon – Sun 9:00am – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm

(403) 966-2641

2 Stuart Street
Nordegg, AB
T0M 2H0

About Miners’ Cafe & Coliseum Gift Shop

Homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and other delicious desserts. Pie samples at the cafe. Gift shop only sells Alberta made products. Vegetarian friendly.

3. Brazeau Collieries Mine National Historic Site Tour

Hours of Operation
May 20 – July 1, 2017
Weekends at 10:00 & 2:00

July 1 – August 27, 2017
Open Daily (except Wednesdays at 10:00 & 2:00)

(403) 845-4444

About Brazeau Collieries Mine National Historic Site

Almost all of the processing plant buildings of the Brazeau Collieries coal mine are still standing and the area is now designated a National Historic Site of Canada. Clearwater County manages the museums and mine site continuing the work of the Nordegg Historical Society in the restoration of the mine site structures and interpretation of the site to the public.  A trail system has been constructed through the mine site to allow for guided walking and ride along tours (for those with mobility issues, these must be pre-booked).

Crescent Falls

About Crescent Falls

Crescent Falls features two cascading waterfalls in a crescent shaped canyon.  Access is directly at the waterfalls or via a scenic hike from the first viewpoint along the top of the canyon to the spectacular waterfalls.  Powerful water and rainbows are surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Road with obvious signage which leads into Crescent Falls is southwest from Nordegg, or by a longer drive east and north past Abraham Lake from Saskatchewan Crossing along the Icefields Parkway.  Access to the tiny park begins from an intersection onto the narrow and gravel Crescent Falls Campground Road.  About 3 KM (1⅞ miles) along twisting road, through the forest, is a viewpoint offering a spectacular glimpse into Bighorn Gorge hosting Bighorn River.

There is a trailhead here which tracks the top of the Bighorn Canyon.  The hike along the top of the canyon is worth the time for dramatic long views of Crescent Falls.

Photography Tip: Early morning light makes contrast challenging for photography.

Abraham Lake to Cline River

5. Abraham Lake to Cline River

Lat: 52.2236° Long: -116.4272°

About Hiking Abraham Lake to Cline River

Abraham Lake to Cline River is an hour hike, with other trailheads along the way including: Allstones Lake, Allstones Creek, Windy Point Ridge, Hoodoo Creek and Vision Quest.

McKenzie’s Trails West

About McKenzie’s Trails West

A family run outfit with a 50-year history of guiding unique  Wilderness Horseback Vacations into some of the most untouched and spectacular wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.  We offer a variety of hourly Trail Rides and host a variety of special events centered around our scenic location, horsemanship experience, and genuine Cowboy BBQ.  Stop by and enjoy a cup of our famous Cowboy Coffee while you immerse yourself in the beauty of  Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the abundant Wildlife on display, and the culture of the Alberta outfitter.

The name McKenzie’s Trails West is your guarantee of a first class horseback experience and western hospitality at its best.

Siffleur Falls

7. Siffleur Falls Hike

Trailhead: Park at the Siffleur Falls parking lot next to the David Thompson Highway (#11) 210kms west fo Rocky Mountain House.
4.5-hour drive from Edmonton
3.5 hours from Calgary

(403) 845–8349

Rocky Mountain House District Office
1st flr. Provincial Building
4919–51 Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B5

To Book Group Camp
(403) 721–3975

About Siffleur Falls

Siffleur Falls is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Beautiful walking paths, great views, and Alberta’s longest suspension bridge! From the Siffleur Falls parking lot there are several family-friendly trail heads leading into the montane landscape.

Map: Kootenay Plains area map

Here’s what you can look forward to…