Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site, Crowsnest Pass

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A reminder of what some have called a "glorious failure," Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site offers a look at a coal processing plant that worked between 1907 and 1915. A guided tour will take you around the ruins of the plant and show you coke ovens, coal washing units, powerhouse, and manager's house, now surrounded by fragrant trees and wildflowers. Plan your visit to Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Crowsnest Pass online road trip planner .
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  • I love these old buildings and imagining what it used to be like in full operation. I love that it is open and free to use anytime you want. Costs nothing, right off the road and easily accessible.  more »
  • We were on a roadtrip this weekend, and while driving by my husband saw the ruined buildings and wanted to stop. So we turned around to check it out. It's a lovely and informative walk. We thoroughly ...  more »
  • During my trip I came across this against The tells the story of this coal mine on the basis of the remaining ruins and signs the whole looks very impressive Must
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  • A great self guided tour. Fun to walk around and discover a piece of history. You get the feeling of walking in the footsteos of the past.
  • Nice stop on a long drive. Spacious parking and numerous readings on the history of the location. There are daily tours that run from 11am-2pm
  • Bathroom break. While waiting for others you can read about the history of the place.
  • Lots of interesting information about the mine and it's completely free!
  • Me and my daughter stopped on way home from Christina Lake was a great adventure learned about of history

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