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Welcome to Country Encounters Hospitality
Country Encounters has teamed up with Road Scholar and Routes to Learning Canada to bring you quality learning vacations in the form of an all-inclusive package. Located just 2 1/2 hours south west of Calgary Alberta and 3 hours north east of Kalispell Montana, a Country Encounters / Road Scholar program is not too hard to get to and both drives are a journey through gorgeous scenery.

For our U.S. guestsFlying in to Kalispell Montana
may be a viable option


Our Building

Our historic building was the first commercial building in Coleman. Originally built in 1904 as the Coleman Mercantile. It now houses our unique guest rooms and common areas, perfect for smaller groups to meet, hold workshops, classes or full catered retreats.

What to expect once you're here

When you arrive in our little corner of heaven, you will be greeted by your hosts Dawn and Mark Rigby. They will show you around and help get you settled. As the rooms in the B&B and Guest House are all unique in size and decor, and the common areas are extensive, take a moment to explore the facility. Discover some of the many treasures and amenities. All rooms have top quality linens and towels, bath amenities, hair driers and alarm clocks.
Please feel free to use all the amenities including fridges for beverages, laundry facilities, hot tub and jacuzzi. And don't forget to indulge in some home baked cookies and snacks that are always available at the beverage station.

Need to arrive early or stay late? Just let us know. We are happy to extend your stay with a special Road Scholar Rate.Hiking Crowsnest Pass

Road Scholar

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Fishing the Carbondale
Included in your package:

• Fishing & a whole lot more
• 5 nights of accommodations
• 15 meals: 5 breakfast, 5 lunch, & 5 dinners
Expert-led lectures
Field trips
Excursions
Hands-on experiences
Welcome party
CD of pictures taken during the program
Abandoned Mine
Go hiking
Hiking the historic Crowsnest PassLearn about the greatest landslide in North American history — the collapse of Turtle Mountain — during a field trip to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.

• Get a historic snapshot of life in the Canadian Rockies during a visit to the ghost town of Lille, a Provincial Historic Site.

• Gain insight into coal mining history during a morning at the Bellevue Underground Mine.
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Fishing for the fun of it
Just Fish
Fishing Alberta's finest trout streamsExpert instruction helps refine casting and water reading, with an instructor-angler ratio of 5:1.

• Get hands-on knowledge on fly-tying and how to cast for different species.

• Discuss improvements, conditions, exchange "fish tales" or ask questions during evening gatherings.
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