Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site Tours and Activities
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As one of Canada’s most significant historic coal mines, the Atlas Coal Mine is a National Historic Landmark and the site of the country's last standing wooden coal tipple (a sorting and loading machine.) It is a chance to dive deep into the country’s history of coal mining, as well as the time period during which mining was more prominent. Original mine buildings, hundreds of artifacts, roving characters, and unique machinery all bring history to life. There’s also a narrow gauge train tour and a coal car that takes visitors around the property, and an underground mining tunnel tour that recreates the experience of the miners.
Outside of the mine itself, visitors can see well-preserved plant buildings and miner houses, including a lamp house, wash house, supply house, and blacksmith. The site of many historic structures, the mine is popular with photographers and well as history enthusiasts.
The Atlas Coal Mine is located in East Coulee, approximately 25 kilometers southeast of Drumheller along Highway 10. General admission costs $10 per person or $30 per family, though each specialty tour requires an additional cost. It takes roughly 1.5 hours to drive from Calgary. Parking is free.
Address: 110 Century Dr W, East Coulee, Alberta, Canada
Admission: $10 per person or $30 per family
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What are Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site hours of operation?
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site hours of operation: 9:45am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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