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Crowsnest Pass

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Great place to get out and stretch your legs.

Our kiddos were a bit young to fully appreciate this stop, but they enjoyed scampering through the... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
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Interesting historical site

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site is an interesting site that shares the story of the rise... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
London, Canada
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Located off Highway #3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass. Staffed May 15 to Labour Day – guided tours and education programs available. Stroll along walking paths through natural and historic beauty. The graceful ruins of the coal processing...more
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Highway 3, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Our kiddos were a bit young to fully appreciate this stop, but they enjoyed scampering through the historic buildings and looking for hunks of coal. We learned a lot from the many info plaques scattered around the site. The paths were well maintained and there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank YiyaFree
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site is an interesting site that shares the story of the rise and fall of one of the area's coal mines. Some of the original structures are still standing on the site and have information signs that tell you their purpose....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We visited in October and the gates were actually closed. We parked at the gates and walked the park. Absolutely no crowds! Awesome. The whole park is filled with placards that explain much of the workings of the mine in it's heyday. I am sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dale H
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It's a nice break from driving the highway, but also an interesting site to visit if you're into Canadian or - more specifically - SW Alberta history. Lots of free parking, restrooms and maybe an hour's worth of displays if you take your time. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann L
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We stopped here not knowing what was in store. It was a very interesting and the old buildings still standing gave us what they did in that time. No fee. Washrooms not opened in September.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We Arrived at about 9 am no one was there so we have ourselves a tour. It was really cool. Some neat remnants of building here worth a stop .A great place to take pictures,neat ruins. No cost and plenty of parking

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank simpleyme
Reviewed August 21, 2018

It was super hot the day we arrived. We did a short walk about. Took advantage of some shady places to read about dome of the mining history. Helpful staff. Clean wash rooms!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dotca
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a picnic with our dogs after visiting Frank Slide. What a beautiful spot, well maintained. Only negative was that irresponsible pet owners not picking up after their pets!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank I262MCchristinab
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Interesting to see how ambitious plans are overtaken by economic times. Was well established with good foresight, but WW1 intervened and forced bankruptcy. You can take a self guided tour and rely on the placards and get a good overview. I lucked out and joined...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you stop and check out this little bit of history. Makes me happy that the people of this area are working hard to maintain these old buildings, the memories and the history that goes along with it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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