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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site of Canada

Ride in a coal car!
Ride in a coal car!

Step back in time to when coal was King! Tour the last of 139 coal mines in the Drumheller Valley, one of the most productive coal fields in western Canada in the early 20th century. Visit the 8-storey wooden tipple – the only one left in Canada. Visit the restored washhouse, blacksmith shop, and mine offices and learn what life was like for miners during this period. Ride in a coal car! Rich in historic detail, beautifully located in the heart of Alberta’s badlands, this industrial heritage site is fun and fascinating to visit!

The site is open from May to early October and is located 15 minutes east of Drumheller, Alberta on Highway 10, near historic East Coulee.

For more information, please contact: 403-822-2220 or check out our website at


Services: gift shop, food services available, picnic facilities, interpretive tours available, exhibits, school programs.