Located off Highway #3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest PassOpen May 15...read more
Located off Highway #3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest PassOpen 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 plant mingle with fragrant trees, flowers and grasses alongside a bubbling brook, with a spectacular Rocky Mountain backdrop. Leitch Collieries was one of the largest and most ambitious mines in the early history of the Crowsnest Pass. Established in 1907, it was the only coal company in the Crowsnest Pass that was completely Canadian owned and operated. Leitch Collieries was in operation until 1915. Visitors can tour the ruins of the coke ovens, washery, tipple, powerhouse and mine manager’s house. Storyboards and listening posts on site bring to life the events of yesterday. Picnic areas, washrooms, water and a dog run enhance the stop for travelers.