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NATIONAL
HISTORIC SITE

Day Pass

  • $40 per person
  • $95 per family

Can’t decide what tours to take? With our day pass you can explore our site, enjoy a guided surface tour, and take all our speciality tours.

A family is 2 adults and any children under 18 years of age. Children aged 5 and under are free.

General Admission

Walking difficulty:



  • $10 per person
  • $30 per family

General admission includes access to original mine buildings, guided surface tours, and a meet and greet with roving characters.

A family is 2 adults and any children under 18 years of age. Children aged 5 and under are free.


Specialty Tours

Tipple Tour

  • $20 per person
  • $60 per family
  • 45 minutes

Climb the last wooden tipple in Canada. Learn how coal was sorted, stored, and shipped in this unique processing plant. Walk the gantry – a gradual ascent - 125 feet up to the top of the Tipple to learn about the reality young boys faced: that the dangers of the surface were a training ground for the formidable "belly of the beast".

Tunnel Tour

  • $25 per person
  • $75 per family
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Follow in the historic footsteps of the miners. Put on a cap lamp and hike up the inclined conveyor tunnel to the mine entry, set high in the Badlands.

For your safety, wear sturdy shoes with good treads. Expect a gradual climb and a steep descent through rugged terrain. Not recommended for individuals with a fear of dark, enclosed spaces, or moderate heights. Please note that children under 6 are not allowed.

Unmentionables Tour

  • $20 per person
  • $60 per family
  • 1 hour

Explore the dark side of coal mining – learn about accidents, brawls, the women, and the unmentionable side of Drumheller Valley history.

Mature content, parental discretion advised.
(We recommend a minimum age of 14 to take this tour.)

Collections Connections

  • $10 per person
  • $30 per family
  • 1 hour

Spend an hour with our archivist exploring some of our fascinating objects and discovering their stories.


Signature Experiences

The Working Life of a Miner

  • $40 per person
  • $120 per family
  • 2 hours

Meet our fifth generation coal miner and esteemed storyteller, Bob Moffatt. Gain exclusive access to site while enjoying the luxury of a small group size. Receive your very own brass tag! Please note that children under 6 are not allowed. This tour is available on Fridays but is dependent on the availability of Bob. ..

10.00-12.00
Fridays

Photography Tour

  • $25 per person
  • 2 hours

An interpreter will lead you on an exploration of our spectacular site before it opens to the public. There will be lots of opportunities to set up your shots to capture images of the rugged beauty of the Atlas Coal Mine and surrounding badlands. The rate of $25 includes General Admission to the Atlas Coal Mine following your tour should you wish to ride the train or explore the site.

There will be walking along slightly rugged terrain and so sturdy foot wear is highly recommended. Tours take place on Saturdays, 8-10 am.
Please call for details 403 822 2220 or email info@atlascoalmine.ab.ca to book your spot.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour if there are insufficient numbers of participants. We will offer refunds if this is the case.

Photo Credit Laurence Christmas Photo Credit Emilie Oulette

Group Bookings

We offer customizable tours to schools of all sizes and groups of 10 or greater year round. Contact info@atlascoalmine.ab.ca for more information or to make a booking.


Special Events

May Day Miners' Festival

This festival commemorates all the "men who mined the black". It focuses on remembering the Valley’s mine history, and honours the more than 207 coal miners killed on the job.
The 2017 memorial service begins at 12:00 at the Miners Memorial and the march begins at 1pm. Barbecue to follow at the Badlands Community Center (BCF), all welcome.

Mine and Dine

Unearth Life in a Historic Coal Town

Take a step back to 1937 and the first day of a rookie coal miner in the untamed Drumheller Valley. Life was tough in the day when ‘Coal was King’ – and the Pit Bosses were even tougher.

‘Mine and Dine’ sets the stage at two historic sites – the Atlas Coal Mine and the East Coulee School Museum – for visitors to experience hands-on discovery and the unique opportunity to unearth the life of a coal miner in East Coulee, Alberta, located in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.

Discover the area’s gritty mining culture first-hand…rub shoulders with real life miners and families, put on work clothes and handle real artefacts.

After work, it’s time to unwind in this booming coal town and break bread with the locals and new friends, while savouring a hearty Hungarian family-style meal.

This unique experience only scheduled 4 times in 2017: June 10, August 19, September 9, and October 14.
$135 + GST per person
To book, please call 403-822-2220 or email info@atlascoalmine.ab.ca

Program requires a minimum of 12 participants. Customized group / corporate programs available – please call for pricing.

Fred Orosz and Bob Moffatt on site. Photo credit: Anastasia Martin-Stilwell 2016 Photo credit: Celes Dewar 2016