Crowsnest River

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The Crowsnest River meanders through its valley west of Coleman, Alberta, in April 2014.

The Crowsnest River is a tributary to the Oldman River in southwestern Alberta, Canada. From its source in Crowsnest Lake at an elevation of about 1,357 m (4,452 ft) in the Canadian Rockies, it meanders eastward through the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Frank Slide. It passes into the foothills near Burmis and reaches the western margin of the Alberta plains near Lundbreck. It then joins the Oldman River Reservoir at an elevation of about 1,110 m (3,640 ft).[1]

The Crowsnest River is a highly productive river with a substantial insect population that fuels a world-class sport fishery for rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, hybrid trout ("cutbow" cutthroat & rainbow trout crosses), brown trout (below Lundbreck Falls), mountain whitefish, and various species of suckers.

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  1. ^ Canada NTS Maps 82G/9 Blairmore and 82G/10 Crowsnest, 1:50:000

Coordinates: 49°35′59″N 114°02′57″W / 49.59972°N 114.04917°W / 49.59972; -114.04917