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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Drumheller

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Explore Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, a former coal mine in the heart of the Canadian badlands. The site offers a range of informative tours that bring insight into the tough--and sometimes deadly--work of coal miners. Hop in a coal cart attached to a locomotive and you'll be transported around the site. Visit the country's last standing wooden coal tipple built in 1936. Don a hard hat and descend through the tunnels where the miners once spent countless hours. Be aware, however, that the tunnels can be claustrophobic for some. Using our international travel planner, Drumheller attractions like Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited on a day when the tours were not running, so they let us roam at our leisure. Being photographer, this was great, as the photo opps were coming up from every angle and every step. Lots to s...  more »
  • Before oil and gas were discovered in southern Alberta, the economy ran on coal. So when coal was discovered in the Red Deer River valley east of Drumheller, it was exploited. All that remains of thos...  more »
  • Our first time to an old coal mine. It's amazing to see the old structures that are still there, very very interesting. We took the ride in the coal cars, very short, but very fun. Walked around the o...  more »