The lime kilns at Lime City, in the Crowsnest Pass, were in operation for about a decade around the time of World War One. Located just east of the huge Turtle Mountain Frank Slide boulder field, which they pulled the limestone from (imagine them trying that today – the slide is a protected site) which was then converted, using a heating process, into quicklime, a component of cement.
A small railway was used to gather the material and remnants of this line can still be seen. A “town”, more a group of worker’s houses, used to be located nearby. That they called it a “city” meant they must have had high aspirations for it.
This was a quick and dirty visit to the site which we’ll be returning to (hopefully) sometime in the not too distant future, to document more completely. We need a couple hours here.
An interesting hike in the area…
DC3 plane crash.
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Date of adventure: July, 2015.
Location: Crowsnest Pass, AB.
This site is publicly accessible.