Lille Ghost Town Trail Crowsnest Pass Alberta Canada

Part of the Crowsnest Heritage Tour, the Lille Ghost Town is an interesting place to explore deep in the backcountry. The Lille trailhead is found North of Frank, Alberta in the southwest pocket of the Livingstone Public Land Use Zone.

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Part of the Crowsnest Heritage Tour, the Lille Ghost Town is an interesting place to explore deep in the backcountry. The Lille trailhead is found North of Frank, Alberta in the southwest pocket of the Livingstone Public Land Use Zone.

This is a 14+km trail in and back to the Ghost Town of Lille. Furthermore, this is an ATV friendly trail and a great way to get in and back quickly. The Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad has kindly built and donated multiple bridges along this trail to preserve the trout habitat in Gold Creek.

This trail is open year round for hiking and opens to OHV riders April 1.
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8 May 2024 at   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
We found a nice little waterfall area on the way to the Ghost Town of Lille. There is a small branch off to the left that connects back to the main trail about halfway.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Ranchland No. 66, AB, Canada
This coke oven was pre-built elsewhere, with each brick numbered, then sent to Lille to be reassembled. It was much larger but has been mostly dismantled or vandalized.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Exploring the Lille townsite takes some imagination and understanding of the layout of town. Standing where the old coke ovens were.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Nice bridge for easy river crossings to the Lille Ghost Town. Donated by the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
This Alberta Ghost Town has a nice picture of how town used to be laid out back in the early 1900s
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
This rainy spring day made for the perfect setting to visit a ghost town. The old Town of Lille is located near the Crowsnest Pass.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
The beautiful prairie crocus are popping up everywhere around the old town site of Lille in May
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Alberta, Canada
Remnants of the old hotel in Lille, Alberta, Canada. This town has been long abandoned. 110 years ago, by 1914, it had cleared out.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
What's left of the massive hotel that once sat along an old railway to Lille, Alberta. There are not many pieces left to see over 100 years later.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
It's impressive that any pieces are left standing here. This hotel has not seen any staying visitors in over 112 years
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Exploring Lille in the spring is a fun adventure. May starts the snow melt, waterfall season and wildflower time. The contrasting colours on this overcast day made for beautiful scenery.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Beside the coke ovens you can still see some remains of the wooden wash house for the coal.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A moose recently passed through the Lille Coal pile and left some pretty obvious tracks along the way
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Over 100 years later, trees now grow on what's left of the Lille Coke Ovens. These ruins are quite large in length and give a good idea of the grand size it once was.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A beautiful waterfall area is the perfect rest stop along this 14 km trail in the Crowsnest Pass to Lille.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
This area is a natural habitat for westslope cutthroat trout. Little seeker seeing if she can spot any here.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Gold Creek, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0C0, Canada
Some useful information about one of only 3 native Alberta trout. The Westslope Cutthroat is a beautiful fish that calls the pristine mountain rivers home.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Gold Creek, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0C0, Canada
Gold Creek runs along the trail to the Lille Ghost Town. You'll find many bridge crossings along the way
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Gold Creek, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0C0, Canada
A great map pointing out different stops of interest along this hiking and off road trail in the Crowsnest Pass.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
The trail is easy to follow and well maintained to Lille Ghost Town. A part of the Crowsnest Heritage that is worth a trip to see.
8 May 2024 ·   1 month ago taken in   Former Town of Lille, Ranchland No. 66, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
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