In this website many aspects of the history of the Crowsnest Pass railway route and the communities of southeastern British Columbia are presented. Text, vintage and contemporary photographs from many sources, maps and other information are featured in a series of linked pages that are easily accessed. A bibliography, copies of original legislation, timetables and other useful sources of information are also provided. As well, related sites are linked so that you can explore other websites furnishing information on museums and heritage sites, communities, travel and recreational opportunities.
This site was developed as part of the Communities Connect program of the Province of British Columbia and was produced and coordinated as a project of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel at Cranbrook.
Museums, archives, heritage sites and communities all along the Crowsnest Route have co-operated in bringing you this website. Preserving records of our history and heritage sites depends on people throughout British Columbia saving photographs, diaries, documents and artifacts and making them available to the public through museums and archives. Without the help and dedication of people in many communities, projects like this website would not be possible.
We hope you find it helpful in discovering more information about the region, its people and its history.