This attraction is listed as one of the Bucket List experiences in southern Alberta and is part of the "Stay a Night, See a Site" program with Canalta hotels.
Atlas Coal Mine
110 Century Drive
East Coulee, Alberta, Canada
The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is one of Canada’s best preserved historic coal mines, and is the last of 139 mines which operated in the Drumheller Valley. Today, the Atlas offers visitors an exciting opportunity to see authentic mine workings and machinery, including Canada’s last wooden tipple: a 7-story structure that processed millions of tons coal from 1936 to 1979.
We’ve been offering guided tours to the public since 1972 and offer a suite of unique, world-famous heritage experiences, including tours of our underground and tipple. We also offer a surface train tour and a behind-the-scenes Unmentionables tours delving into the scandalous history of the Drumheller Valley.
Tours are offered daily from May to October. Check the website for more information and times. Please remember the Atlas is a real industrial site in the Canadian Badlands: come prepared with sturdy footwear, water and sun protection.
Customized bookings can be arranged year-round for groups of 10 or more. Please email or phone for further info!