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Worthy Historical Stop

Driving west from Lethbridge on Highway 3 we noticed a sign for Crow’s Nest Valley historical... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Ted M
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Vancouver, Canada
Sad and somber attraction

We heard about the Hillcrest Mine disaster when we were at the Frank Slide interpretive centre... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Michelle L
,
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know cemetery visits are not everyone's cup of tea, but for myself being interested in history this was an important stop to make for both interest and for teaching my two girls. The site is excellent and informative, my kids had so many questions...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is sadness at every turn. Graves, displays and info told a story of families losing they loved ones. “Mine explosion” was a common reason for scores of men dying. Wives and children left on their own to pick up the pieces. We walked the...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Always a wonderful place to go to remember those lost in the mine disaster. I will return again when I am in the area.

Thank dougc55
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It would be well worth your time to drive to the Hillcrest Mine cemetery and memorial grounds. The compassion shown at this site make us believe in our future citizens.

1  Thank Thea_door
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Driving west from Lethbridge on Highway 3 we noticed a sign for Crow’s Nest Valley historical driving tour so we followed the well marked route. It brought us to Hillcrest Mine Cemetery and Memorial. Tranquil spot with views to the Frank Slide and the burial...More

1  Thank Ted M
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This pretty, little cemetery is always an interesting stop. We've been numerous times and always find something new. Graves from the Hillcrest Mine Disaster to the present and some that are without a marker, so you can only guess. Some are very detailed with the...More

1  Thank jess152
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We heard about the Hillcrest Mine disaster when we were at the Frank Slide interpretive centre. Listening to the presentation on it, they described 5 miners (four of whom died in 1914) - so it was neat to find their gravestones in the disaster area...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Very interesting to see the history of the Mine disaster - Very well done with displays and walk about. Great Job on those that put this together

Thank Tonykaren02
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We read about how this was the worst mining disaster in Canadian history. I think it was 186 miners dead. They list all of the coal mining disasters in Canadian history. Sad really to think about the men who lost their lives back then trying...More

1  Thank Murray D
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My friend and I traveled through the Crowsnest Pass and found the Hillcrest Mines and Cemetery. We walked among the graves and spent hours just reading and imagining the hard life and the horrific mine disaster back in the early 1900s. Excellent display honoring the...More

1  Thank obviousk
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