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Easy walk with a lot of history!

It’s so interesting to see the varied history of the park and the remains of when it wasn’t just... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Interesting and informative

I love little hikes that have ruins. Not a busy trail. Right off the highway on the way to lake... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2019
Calgary, Canada
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Lake Minnewanka Road | 7.4 km from Banff townsite, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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I love little hikes that have ruins. Not a busy trail. Right off the highway on the way to lake Minnewanka. Easy enough for all skill levels.
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Abandoned coal mining town which takes you back in time to when this was a thriving local community. Although you have to use your imagination there are plenty of relics from the past plus photos and signage. It's abit unkempt and could do with a bit of attention and better
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We were told about this when doing our Lake cruise so decided t have a look whilst in the area. It is close to the road with a small carpark but not many visitors. There is an easily accessed lookout over the area although there isn't many buildings remaining. There is a short
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We were a little disappointed that there are just footprints of buildings and not much more. Still, the signs posted are informative and it’s interesting to consider the cause and effect of the areas history. It was uncrowded and an easy walk. In my opinion it’s not a must for
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We made a visit to this abandon coal mining town which in its heydays supplied coals to the railroad locomotives and local hotel broilers. First thing you will notices the hike paths are covered with black coal dust. According the bronze placards found throughout in English and
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