Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
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Dig into the darkest years of Alberta's past. Wander through an intact historic landscape, in a stunning badlands setting. Climb the last wooden tipple in Canada. Explore the underground. Ride in a mine locomotive. Hear the stories of the men who dug for coal. Dynamic guides make the Atlas fun for the whole family.

Schedule 2015

Open May 4th – October 12th, 2015

Spring hours:
May 4th – June 26th: 9:45 – 5:45

Summer hours:
June 27th – August 23rd: 9:45 – 8:15
August 24th – 28th: 9:45 – 5:45
August 29th – 30th: 9:15 – 8:15

Fall hours:
September 1st – October 12th:
9:45 – 5:00

Drumheller Historic characterAlberta mining tour


$10.00/person or $30.00/family

Day Pass: $35.00/person or $80.00/family (includes site admission & all guided tours)

PLEASE NOTE: Tours do NOT include site admission

Wander through the original historic surface plant buildings at your own pace. See the wash house, lamp house, supply house, mine office, miner's shack and interpretive building. Walk the footsteps of the miners around the tipple trail and read the interpretive panels.

General site admission does not include the tours.


$15/person or $45/family price; 45 minutes

Climb the last wooden tipple in Canada, and see the inner workings of this nationally designated historic icon. Hear stories of the men and the boys who worked in the Drumheller mines. This tour is suitable for all ages, but moderately strenuous. People who are troubled by heights or ascending a ramp will find this tour challenging.

Offered at scheduled times throughout the day. This tour does not include the underground tunnel.

East Coulee coal mine tipple Alberta coal mining museum
Photo Credit: George Barr Photogrphy

$15/person or $45/family price;  1.25 hours

Atlas Coal Mine underground tour Drumheller school field trip

Put on a miners’ lamp and go up the underground! This unique tour climbs an inclined conveyer tunnel, which was re-timbered in 2008. Follow in the footsteps of the miners, in one end, and out the other. Emerge high in the scenic badlands, and step into the Atlas #3 Mine Portal. The first few meters of this drift entry were excavated and re-timbered in the fall of 2010.

This tour is offered at scheduled times throughout the day. Wear sturdy shoes with good treads, and expect a gradual climb, and a steep descent through rugged terrain. Not recommended for children under 6, and children 4 and under are not allowed.

$15/person or $45/family 14A
Offered Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. July and August

Put your walking shoes on and explore the dark side of coal mining. Learn about accidents, brawls, the women, and the unmentionable side of Drumheller Valley history. Hear about mysterious sightings at the Atlas Coal Mine. The mine closed 20 years ago, but not all the miners have checked out.

Mature content, parental discretion advised. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

If you are bringing a formal group, see Group Information.

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Park Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Park
Photo Credit: George Barr Photogrphy

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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Box 521, 110 Century Dr.
East Coulee, Alberta, Canada
T0J 1B0

Phone (403) 822-2220
Fax 822-2225

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