Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

110 Century Dr.
East Coulee, AB T0J 1B0- Map It
(403) 822-2220

AAA Editor Notes

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is 18 km (11 mi.) s.e. on Hwy. 10 to 110 Century Dr. This site explores the coal mining history of the Drumheller Valley through exhibits and various guided tours. Visitors can see inside what is said to be the last remaining wooden tipple (coal screening plant) in Canada on the Tipple Tour; take a ride on a 1936 Mancha locomotive on the Mantrip Train Tour; learn about the darker side of mining life in the Unmentionables Tour; and walk through an inclined conveyor tunnel in the Underground Tunnel Tour. Visitors can also explore restored mine offices, a lamp house and a miner's shack; hike on interpretive trails; and climb on antique mining machines. Note: Visitors should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes for tours. The Underground Tunnel Tour includes steep uphill and downhill climbs. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Historic site (includes mine building and locomotive ride) $10; free (ages 0-5); $30 (family, two adults and all children under 18). Tunnel Tour (includes historic site) $25; free (ages 0-5); $75 (family, two adults and all children under 18). Tipple Tour or Unmentionables Tour (includes historic site) $20; free (ages 0-5); $60 (family, two adults and all children under 18). Day pass (includes train ride and all tours) $40; free (ages 0-5); $95 (family, two adults and all children under 18). Ages 0-4 are not permitted on the Tunnel Tour. Parental discretion advised on the Unmentionables Tour; minimum age 14 recommended.
Hours: Daily 9:45-7:30, July 1-late Aug. and Labour Day weekend; 9:45-6, mid-May through June 30; 9:45-5, early to mid-May, late Aug.-day before Labour Day weekend and early Sept. to mid-Oct. Tipple tour is given daily at 10:30, 11:45, 2, 3:15 and 4:45, in summer; otherwise varies. Tunnel tour is given daily at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 and 5:30, in summer; otherwise varies. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.