Located in Crowsnest Pass, 230 kilometres southeast of Calgary, Peaks to Pines opened its doors to residents in June. The lodge offers 61 units for independent seniors and 24 designated supportive living units for those who need more care, specifically those living with dementia.

The facility features a three-storey building and two single-storey wings for the dementia units. It includes a commercial kitchen and laundry facilities, dining area, salon and multi-purpose areas.

Federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen, Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon and Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping offered their congratulations on behalf of the federal and provincial governments. Livingstone-Macleod MLA Roger Reid attended the grand opening on behalf of Minister Pon.

“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Our government is committed to helping create new jobs and stimulate the economy while providing access to safe, affordable homes for Canadian seniors – and that is exactly what our investment in Crownset Pass is doing. This is the National Housing Strategy at work.”

Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion

“Seniors in the Crowsnest Pass area now have more options for affordable housing that meets their needs as they age. Supporting Albertans most in need and improving access to housing are both key priorities under our Stronger Foundations affordable housing strategy that guide how we will meet the needs of Albertans now and in the future.”

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

“Peaks to Pines is a much-needed home that will provide quality care and housing for seniors. The inclusion of the 24 designated supportive living spaces will allow residents to age in place, in their own community, in a homelike setting surrounded by familiar places and friends while they receive the appropriate levels of care and support.”

Jason Copping, Minister of Health

“I am delighted to see that construction is complete on this project. The opening of Peaks to Pines brings more affordable housing to Crowsnest Pass, allowing independent seniors to remain in the community, close to family and friends.”

George Chahal, MP for Calgary Skyview

“I am so pleased to see the Peaks to Pines seniors lodge officially open its doors. These 85 modern and welcoming units will go a long way to providing seniors in southwestern Alberta with the affordable seniors housing they need. Now, seniors will be able to continue to age in their chosen community.”

Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod

“We are tremendously proud to open the new Peaks to Pines state-of-the-art seniors facility in our community. This project will assist in filling the need for affordable housing choices for our senior residents in the Crowsnest Pass.”

Blair Painter, mayor, Crowsnest Pass

“The Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing Board is thrilled to see the new Peaks to Pines facility come to fruition. This new seniors residence will provide a range of care and services enabling residents to age in place by preventing multiple moves during the latter years of their lives if their care needs change.”

Donna Stelmachovich, board vice-chair, Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing

Quick facts

  • The building is owned by the Alberta Social Housing Corporation and is operated by Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing.
  • The final project cost was $26.2 million.
    • The governments of Alberta and Canada contributed $19.7 million under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
    • Alberta also provided almost $6.5 million in continuing care capital grant funding in March 2019 to support the development of continuing care capacity in the new seniors lodge.
    • The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass donated the land.
  • Stronger Foundations maps out the changes needed to provide safe, stable, affordable housing for an additional 25,000 households over the next 10 years – an increase of more than 40 per cent – by focusing on partnerships and innovation.
  • Alberta Seniors and Housing’s Capital Plan 2022 allocates $281 million over three years to provide 2,300 new and regenerated affordable housing units while supporting more than 2,000 jobs.
  • Canada's National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year, $72-plus billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.
  • The NHS is built on strong partnerships between the federal, provincial and territorial governments and continuous engagement with others, including municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the social and private housing sectors. This includes consultations with Canadians from all walks of life and people with experience of housing need.
  • All NHS investments delivered by the federal, provincial and territorial governments will respect the key principles of the NHS that support partnerships, people and communities.

Associated links

As Canada's authority on housing, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook. To find out more about NHS, visit placetocallhome.ca.

Alberta’s Ministry of Seniors and Housing fosters the development of affordable housing and supports access to housing options for Albertans most in need. The ministry works with seniors, their families and caregivers, Albertans who require housing supports, and communities and other government partners. A more detailed description of the ministry and its programs and initiatives can be found at alberta.ca/ministry-seniors-housing.aspx.

Canada logo

Editor's note: the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation also issued this news release on Sept.7, 2022.