This 40 hectare (98 ac.) property surrounds the Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site and lies along the winding Crowsnest River. Its various, rugged terrain supports a diversity of vegetation communities, including Douglas fir and limber pine forests, grasslands and shrub lands, and supports many rare plant species as well, such as the linear-leaved scorpionweed. As an important wildlife corridor, the region is frequented by grizzly bears, cougar, elk and black bears, allowing for the species’ natural progression through the Rockies.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)