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It's a nice break from driving the highway, but also an interesting site to visit if you're into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ydnar
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Kamloops, Canada
Coal Mining

We stopped here not knowing what was in store. It was a very interesting and the old buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Located off Highway #3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest PassOpen May 15 to Labour Day – guided tours and education programs available.Stroll along walking paths through natural and historic beauty. The graceful ruins of the coal processing plant...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice break from driving the highway, but also an interesting site to visit if you're into Canadian or - more specifically - SW Alberta history. Lots of free parking, restrooms and maybe an hour's worth of displays if you take your time. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here not knowing what was in store. It was a very interesting and the old buildings still standing gave us what they did in that time. No fee. Washrooms not opened in September.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We Arrived at about 9 am no one was there so we have ourselves a tour. It was really cool. Some neat remnants of building here worth a stop .A great place to take pictures,neat ruins. No cost and plenty of parking

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

It was super hot the day we arrived. We did a short walk about. Took advantage of some shady places to read about dome of the mining history. Helpful staff. Clean wash rooms!

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a picnic with our dogs after visiting Frank Slide. What a beautiful spot, well maintained. Only negative was that irresponsible pet owners not picking up after their pets!

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Interesting to see how ambitious plans are overtaken by economic times. Was well established with good foresight, but WW1 intervened and forced bankruptcy. You can take a self guided tour and rely on the placards and get a good overview. I lucked out and joined...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Make sure you stop and check out this little bit of history. Makes me happy that the people of this area are working hard to maintain these old buildings, the memories and the history that goes along with it!

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

An interesting stop to stretch your legs and see what is left of some impressive buildings. No entrance fee and you can learn about coal mining at the same time.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We stopped at this attraction but didn't find very much to interest us. There are a few ruins, most of which have clearly been heavily restored. A lot of information boards give a history of the site. An Ok place to stop, but not worth...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Drove past the site on our way to Frank Slide and planned on stopping in after we had lunch in Coleman. What a place! It's free, lots of parking no matter your vehicle size. Free guided tours offered from May 15 to Labour Day at...More

Thank Laurel M
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