AAA Editor Notes
Nordegg Heritage Centre and the Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site is .5 km (.3 mi.) s. of Hwy. 11. The center offers a small museum that documents Nordegg's heritage and coal mining industry history through a collection of photos and artifacts. In addition guided tours of the Brazeau Collieries, once Canada's largest producer of coal briquettes, depart from the museum.
The mine site and processing plant operated until 1955. Brazeau's technical aspects and the working lives of miners are explored during the 2-hour tours, which take visitors to the mine portals and through either the briquette processing plant or mine site buildings.
Note: Guided tours of the Brazeau Collieries involve a lot of walking and climbing; in addition it is necessary to maneuver through remnants of the operation and ascend steep ladders in tight spaces. The tours are organized at the museum, but visitors must drive their own private vehicles to the mine site.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.