The Crowsnest Pass has several events throughout the year to enjoy. The Rum Runner Days featuring the well-known Thunder in the Valley spectacular fireworks display (3rd weekend in July each year). The Crowsnest Pass celebrates its roots with this exciting event. Due to it's popularity, we were desperate to locate a place to stay in the area. A limited number of campgrounds were available that accomodated our size RV. Several days of calling around led us to the Hiawatha Campground which happened to have a vacancy. A Peaceful and quiet park with cool breezes and great views of the valley.
We visited the Franks's Slide interpretive center just a few miles away from camp. In the early morning hours of April 29, 1903, Turtle Mountain collapsed, resulting in the greatest landslide in North American history. In 100 seconds: at least 76 people were buried alive under tons of massive limestone boulders; three-quarters of the homes in Frank were crushed like balsa wood; over a mile of the Canadian Pacific Railroad was completely destroyed; and a river became a lake.
Several days later we headed for the states via the Crowsnest Pass on HW 3 which takes us down to the border with Idaho and the Kingsgate crossing.. Spent a couple of nights in Post Falls, ID to rest up. Then on to Clarkston, Wa for a jet boat ride on the Snake River.