Music to our ears…

It was certainly something special; something we had never done before, something we were honoured to do, and something we can hopefully do again!  Last night, The Crossing had the extreme pleasure to partner up with the National Music Center (NMC) to promote and celebrate the importance of Canadian music!

It was a Stampede party like no other!  Mountain and river views, amazing food by our friends at The Hyatt Regency Calgary as well as our excellent in house culinary team, and of course, the music!  Canadian icons Jim Cuddy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Paul Brandt rocked the huge party tent and showed that Canadian musicians are a talented, proud, and diverse force to be reckoned with!  The party helped to raise awareness and support for NMC and their new home which “gives Canada a place that amplifies the love, sharing and understanding of music.”

NMC, based in Calgary, is currently in the midst of constructing a state of the art facility which will include an interactive museum, concert hall and recording spaces, educational programming, live music and a mind blowing instrument collection, just to name a few!  This new home will allow Canadians to celebrate our musical culture and heritage, and showcase the diversity and importance our country has played in music’s history.  To learn more about NMC and their current projects, or to inquire about how to can show your support, please visit them at .

Music is art, it is comfort and joy, it helps ease pain and brighten a day.  Music is memories, music is the future.  We are proud to work with and support the National Music Center to help build a home to share the amazing gift of music with all of Canada!


You’re Hired!

Today is your lucky day!!! The Crossing is looking for another great team member to join our crew in the role of Guest Services Coordinator.

If love people, nature, great colleagues, teamwork, a unique and rewarding atmosphere, and want to call the foothills ‘your office’ then please read the job description below and email us at!

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

It’s here…the highly anticipated, beautiful Alberta summer!  Long days spent biking, hiking and being outside; cool nights perfect for BBQs and bonfires.  Is there really any better place to be? For all of you who will be in the area, we wanted to round up a variety of the local Event Guides to help you make this the best summer yet!  From arts in the city to hiking in the mountains and everything in between, be prepared to plan the ultimate ‘staycation’!  Hopefully you will come out and visit us too!  The fly fishing picture above is here at The Crossing.  Contact us to find out how you can live this dream!

Below are links to some of our favourite Summer Event Guides…these should keep you busy until that “s” word is back!

Cochrane Tourism –

City of Calgary – 

Travel Alberta –

Parks Alberta –

Swerve Magazine – 

National Music Centre –

Theatre Alberta –

Glenbow Museum –

Winsport (Canada Olympic Park) –

Heritage Park –

Calgary Zoo –

Telus Spark Science Centre –


Enjoy the weekend!

Your friends at The Crossing

Dad + BBQ + The Crossing = Father’s Day Perfection!

Dad…where do we start?

You’re the man, plain and simple.  You do so much for us all year long….sons want to grow up to be you and daughters want to marry someone who is just like you.  How can we say thank you for all that you do?  Well, we think we have come up with the perfect gift….our Annual Father’s Day BBQ!

Is there a better way to show Dad you care than to bring him out to our amazing setting and feast on Chef Doug and his team’s mouthwatering BBQ?  Nope, didn’t think so!  The only thing that may make the day even better is that there is time either before or after for Dad to get in at 9 holes of golf since we kick things off at 11am.

Do yourself a favour and leave the gift giving to us with some finger lickin’ good eats and treats for Pop.  Some time in the country with loved ones and some great food is just the ticket for making this Father’s Day one to remember.

Seating is limited so please call us at 403-932-3392 to make your reservation.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Your Friends at The Crossing

If you can’t stand the heat, let us do the cookin’!

There is the a lot that can be said about the kitchen!  It is usually referred to as ‘the heart of the home’, and the truth really is that,  ‘everyone always ends up in the kitchen’.  This is all fine and lovely but sometimes you just need a break from the kitchen and we are happy to invite you to ours!

Chef Doug and his team have been working very hard and we have a few exciting pieces of information about our ‘heart of the home’ that we want to share!

First and foremost, the new menus are officially up on the website and waiting for you to salivate over.  We are pretty certain that just reading them is enough to get you thinking about your next corporate planning session here at The Crossing.  With dishes like….

Pan seared fillet of salmon with sautéed prawns, quinoa, citrus vinaigrette, basil oil, seasonal vegetables….


Oven roasted breast of chicken with purée of root vegetables, maple glazed pearl onions, sesame edamame, sherry sauce, seasonal vegetables…

Or our new vegetarian star…

Potato Gnocchi with roasted tomato sauce, wilted greens, and grilled veg…

We know that your taste buds will not be disappointed!!

Additionally, we have now made it easier then ever to please your entire group!  Traditionally we used to give you two choices from the menu to offer as options to your group.  We are now happy to say that each of the dinner selections are available.  The only problem now is, which delicious dish to choose???


Happy Eating!


Note:  The feature picture is our homemade gnocchi, our new vegetarian star!



Brunch Fit For A Queen…aka MOM!

What does Mom want for Mother’s Day you ask? It is pretty simple…time with her family and a meal that a) she doesn’t have to make b) she doesn’t have to clean up and c) is delicious. This may not seem like a lot but to Mom is means the world (a few painted macaroni crafts and construction paper cards are also Mom favourites)!

So what to do, where to go? Not to worry, we have both of those questions covered…to The Crossing of course for our Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet! Bring the entire family and join us for our gourmet country style buffet. And, don’t feel that you have to head back into the city right after, bring your hiking shoes and have a family trek down to the river or up to the ridge and take in some of Alberta’s finest views.

Another great option is to come out and stay with us the night before! Mother’s Day weekend is one of the few during the year that we make our rooms available on an individual basis (Singles $100, Doubles $130). All Moms love a good B&B and Mother’s Day weekend at The Crossing is one of the best!

Spaces are limited and filling up quickly, so please phone us at 403-932-3392 to make reservations. Please see below for pricing.

Brunch: Adult $40
Senior (67+) $30
Youth (12-16) $30
Child (4-11) $20
3 and Under Free

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Friends at The Crossing

Gratitude….a daily gift!

To give is to receive.

When you look up the word gratitude in the dictionary, a definition something to the effect of, “feeling or being grateful or thankful” is likely to appear.  Gratitude is a gift, a daily gift that we can give ourselves, others, nature… the possibilities are truly limitless.  It is important to show gratitude everyday.  Not only does it remind us of all the incredible things that we have in our lives, but, in recognizing that we have much to be grateful for, it sets us up to approach the day in a different manner, a more kind, patient, thankful manner.  You will be amazed how this changes you and the affect it has on others.

It has been a while since we have shared a blog post, and we can’t imagine a more important topic to write about to get us back on track.  In this lapse of time our beautiful little retreat has been growing and flourishing.  Everyday we are grateful to be able to do what we do, the setting we are able to do it in, and whom we are able to do it with.  We are thankful to share the beauty of the Ghost River valley, to provide a comfortable and inspiring space to exchange ideas, a gathering table to appreciate delicious food and drink and to foster relationships, and the opportunity to meet so many incredible people who come through our doors.  No matter the season, The Crossing always evokes feelings of gratitude.

With the weekend arriving quickly, we would like to leave you with this beautiful message about gratitude.  This YouTube clip, a TED Talk by award winning cinematographer, director and producer, Louie Schwartzberg, perfectly embodies the simplicity and beauty of what gratitude really is.  Give yourself a gift, the gift of 10 uninterrupted minutes to enjoy and be grateful.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Open House February 24, 2014

Winter Art Retreat February 20-23, 2014