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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  • Good place to stop. Interesting self guiding tour. Beautiful surroundings. Helpful staff at the visitor center
  • This is a great little historical site. It is free to visit with picnic tables. There is lots of room for kids to run and explore. Also, there is a washroom when the need arises.
  • An enjoyable, historical learning experience. A place even the kids enjoy going and taking their friends to.
  • Some neat history but not a lot to see. Not too busy on weekdays.
  • Lots of history here. Nice place to walk around and read the plaques with all of the historical information.

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