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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 2014

Open May 3rd – October 13th, 2014

Spring hours:
May 3rd – June 26th: 9:30 – 6:00

Summer hours:
June 27th – August 24th: 9:30 – 8:30
August 25th – 29th: 9:30 – 6:00
August 30th – 31st: 9:30 – 8:30

Fall hours:
September 1st – October 13th:
9:30 – 5:00

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TUNNEL TOUR
$15/person or $45/family*; site admission included in tour 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.



TIPPLE TOUR
$10/person or $30/family*: site admission included in tour 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

 


MINE TRAIN TOUR
$10/person or $30/family*: site admission included in tour price; 45 minutes


Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Park Drumheller mine locomotive

 
Climb into a coal car and tour the surface plant and spectacular badlands scenery. This new above ground tour expands upon our popular coal car ride, and will be popular with families and train lovers of all ages. This narrow gauge "mantrip" is pulled by an antique Mancha Mule battery locomotive, formerly used in underground mines. Weather dependent. Due to authentic equipment, visitors with mobility issues may find loading into cars difficult.





 

GHOST WALK
$10/person or $30/family.
Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 2 to August 22, 2013

 
Put your walking shoes on and explore the dark side of coal mining. Learn about accidents, brawls, and the shady side of mine towns. 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





SITE ADMISSION
$7.00/person or $21.00/family*: site admission included in tour price.

 
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.
 
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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

info@atlascoalmine.ab.ca

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