[HT-Simple] Crowsnest Natural Area (PNT)

Crowsnest is a Protected Notation Natural Area located northwest of the town of Coleman in Southwest Alberta.

Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Crowsnest Natural Area.
Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Crowsnest Natural Area.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Where are the Crows Nests? There are multiple explanations for the origin of the name Crowsnest. The pass itself is named for the nearby mountain of the same name. The mostly likely explanation is the nesting of crows and ravens at the base of the peak. The Palliser expedition noted the name in 1859 and the translation from the original French indicates that the name pertains to the birds and not the local Crow First Nation [1, p. 80]

Who Was Coleman? The nearby mountain and town was named for Arthur Philemon Coleman. He was a geology professor in Toronto and a charter member of the Canadian Alpine Club [1, pp. 72-73].

Site Statistics

Site NameCrowsnest (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)392
Site # (Parks Website)155.67
Total Area63.00 ha. (155.67 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Crowsnest (PNT)


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  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006.

Further Reading

  • Photomonitoring – A Good Way to Go for Stewards – Patsy Cotterill, #13 September 2005.

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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