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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Nordegg National Historic Site of Canada

Brazeau Collieries Minesite
Brazeau Collieries Minesite
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The Brazeau Collieries Minesite produced more than 10 million tons of coal between 1911 and 1955. One of the largest briquette operations in Canada, the mines at Nordegg were renowned for their innovative technology and practices. Today, the site highlights the history of the busy coal community circa the early 1900’s. There are daily-guided tours of this largely intact industrial complex running May to September. This site is an excellent stop for young and old to experience the thrills and tragedies of working in a coal mine.

The site is open from May Long Weekend to mid- September and is located 170 km west of Red Deer on Highway 11, in the town of Nordegg.

For more information, please contact: summer 403-721-COAL year round 403-845-4444 or check out our website at

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Services: interpretive tours available, museum, visitor information centre, food services, gift shop.