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Brazeau Collieries Mine Site & Nordegg Heritage Museum

Highway 11, Nordegg, Alberta, Canada
(403) 721-2625
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calgary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife, myself and our then 7 year old dude stumbled across this mine tour while we were staying near Nordegg - and we were really glad we did!! It turned out to be one of those great suprises you come across when you're on a trip!! We went there on a rainy day, but since it was mostly indoors... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We arrived too late to take the full mine tour but did enjoy a tour of the small musem and gift shop. We enjoy reading about the men who travelled to this very remote to mine coal and build a very thriving company town populated by up to about 2500 people during it's heyday. The gift shop has a variety... More

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Due to safety reasons, there are limited access points to the mine entrances. There are better accessible mines in the Rocky Mountains for sure. It was a nice trip into history - but it was a do it once only experience.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

we missed the tour of the mine but it still wasn't a waste of time to visit the place, AWESOME CAFE for lunch or just derest. you can also see the cemetary and it has a small museum and gift shop. Very friendly staff throughout the place

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calgary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

If photographing mining artifacts is your forte, look no further! Ongoing work by local enthusiasts is gradually opening up more areas to the public. It's good to see historical sites being preserved so well.

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Alberta,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

When in the area in the summer season (mid May to mid September), make sure you visit the little mine museum which includes a cozy cafe and gift shop. Here you can also book one of the guided tours to the mine, which will take you through the mine site with its many industrial artifacts and buildings (all above ground... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is worth an afternoon to see first-hand, the huge size of this coal mining operation. My personal guess is that because of size of the facilities, the related cost to restore them and an impending safety factor, the opportunity to go through them all will be limited in the near future. So for a full experience, go now.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We went on the recommendations of a family member. It was well worth it. The site and the history is amazing. We went on a walking tour with two other people and our guide. It's a great place to be on a nice day and the guide let us take pictures at our own pace. Very beautiful scenery and a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

The visitor centre also contains the small museum displaying the history of Nordegg and it's coal mining heydey. It was a very interesting story telling of the birth and death of a coal mining town. We spent well over an hour looking at the displays although a fast reader could do it in thirty minutes. There is also a cafe... More

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

This summer my family (2 young kids) and I took a tour of the Brazeau Colleries National Historic Site. I'm not really a history buff, but it was an entertaining way to spend a few hours. You sign in at the Nordegg Visitor Centre in the old yellow school building in downtown Nordegg. While you are waiting for your tour... More

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