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The Famous Burmis Tree, near Crowsnest Pass
There is quite a bit to see, as you travel along the Crowsnest Highway, especially when you reach the final 30 kilometers or so (19 miles) before Crowsnest Pass. You’ve officially entered the historic Crowsnest Heritage area, when you see the Burmis Tree at the side of the road (on the right, when you’re westbound). The Burmis Tree has been dead for decades. This Limber Pine tree probably survived some 300 years, before its needles breathed a last gasp of carbon dioxide, sometime around 1978. Thanks to its location on a small ridge, with an impressive mountain backdrop, the Burmis …