Unfortunately as a historic industrial site we have very limited wheelchair access. All the buildings have steps as access and the site itself is very uneven with steps in areas.
There are many uneven areas throughout the Museum so sturdy walking shoes are HIGHLY recommended for your visit and particularly on the Tunnel tours which involves walking up an incline and down a hillside. The site is very hot in the summer and so bringing water and sun screen is highly recommended. The water in our taps is well water and high in iron so we do not drink it. We advise bringing your own. There can be bugs so bug spray is important too. We sell sunscreen, bug spray, and water in our gift shop if you forget.
Online booking is coming soon! We take bookings for tours in person on a first-come, first-served, basis. Feel free to check the Tour Schedule on the website.
We are open May until Oct. May, early June, and September, are a very busy time for school visits and so tours on week days for visitors may have to fit around the schools. If we do not have a tour available upon your arrival, we encourage you to explore our site on your own. General admission includes access to original mine buildings, a ride on Linda the Mantrip Locomotive, and a meet and greet with roving characters!
Throughout the season, but particularly in July and August, the middle of the day is extremely busy, with the majority of tours running at capacity. It is well worth getting here in the morning to make sure you get the best out of your day. Please note that we open at 9:45am daily.
In May, June, and September, tour times can vary due to school groups. You can check out the tours times here we aim to have them on the website a week in advance.
In July and August our tour times are far more consistent.
The Atlas Coal Mine is an industrial heritage site. We are the most complete coal mine left in Canada. The site has a number of original mine buildings to investigate and is rich with stories about the miners and their families. We also have available a range of Specialty Tours including going up the Tipple and into our conveyor Tunnel. We have recently launched a series of Signature Experiences which boast small group sizes, offering intimate ways to discover more about the mining history and our fascinating site.
We have free parking, washrooms, picnic tables and every weekend from Victoria Day to Labour Day there will be a food truck at the Museum. Homestyle Pies serve wonderful yummy food which we are sure you will enjoy. In our gift shop we sell Atlas souvenirs, items you may have forgotten that make your visit even more enjoyable, snacks, and drinks.