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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 train ride, 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.

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General Admission

Walking difficulty:



  • $10 per person
  • $30 per family

General admission includes access to original mine buildings, an interpretive trail through the main surface areas of the site, interesting exhibits and an amazing yard full of mining machinery.

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

Kids love the Atlas. Amazing machines in our machine yard! Blue skies are common at the Atlas! Interpretive trail!

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".

Sturdy shoes highly recommended for safety.

***Tour price includes general admission!***

Climb 7 stories to the top of our Tipple.  Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth and Ramburg. Our famous guides.

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 through the inclined conveyor tunnel to the mine entry, set high in the Badlands.

Sturdy shoes with good treads and closed toes are required! 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.

***Tour price includes general admission!***

Hike high above the badlands on our Tunnel Tour!  Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth and Ramburg. Go underground on our Tunnel Tour!

Unmentionables Tour

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

Go behind the scenes at the Atlas! This tour explores the unmentionable side of Drumheller Valley history. Guides will take you to parts of the site not normally accessible to the public and regale you with tales of Drumheller's violent and scandalous past. Each guide develops their own Unmentionable tour, meaning each experience is unique!

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

***Tour price includes general admission***

Behind the scenes.

Train Ride

  • $12 per person
  • $35 per family

Take a ride on our antique train! Linda, our 90 year-old electric locomotive or 'mantrip', takes visitors on a surface tour around the mine site. Our expert operators ensure your safety and will entertain you with great stories and fascinating facts.

***Tour price includes general admission***

Throughout 2018, all proceeds from this tour will go directly into preserving our machines and rolling stock (locomotives, cars and tracks) on site and around the Valley.
Help us keep Drumheller's mining railway history safe for future generations!

Take a ride on our antique train!  Photo credit: Travel Alberta / Roth and Ramburg

Signature Experiences

The Working Life of a Miner

  • $75 per person
  • $160 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.

Please email programs@atlascoalmine.ab.ca or phone 403-822-2220 for more info or to book this experience.

Tour times depend on Bob's availability and do not happen daily.

Minimum of 2, maximum of 8 participants.

All participants must come prepared with water, sturdy footwear and a sense of adventure: Bob's tours are not for the faint of heart!

Photography Tour

  • $65 per person
  • 2 hours

In this exclusive tour, 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 Atlas is one of the most photogenic National Historic Sites in Canada, and this tour will give participants a chance to photograph parts of the site not generally open to the public. The rate includes General Admission to the Atlas Coal Mine following your tour should you wish to explore the site.

There will be walking along rugged terrain and sturdy foot wear is required. Tours can be booked any day of the week and happen from 8am-10am.

Please call for 403 822 2220 or email programs@atlascoalmine.ab.ca for more info or to book your spot.

Photo Credit Laurence Christmas Photo Credit Emilie Oulette

Mine & Dine

  • $135 per person
  • 4 hours+

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. Make your own miner's brass tag and gain a historic 'paycheck' for a day's work at the mine.

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 experience was featured at the Travel Alberta industry conference in 2017 and provides one of the most unique and memorable experiences in the Drumheller Valley!

Mine & Dine will run June 2, 23, Aug 25 and Sept 29th in 2018. Bookings close 1 week prior to event dates to allow us proper preparation time!

To book, please call 403-822-2220 or email programs@atlascoalmine.ab.ca

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

Experience a day in the life of a miner. Light your way underground using special lamps.

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

Mine & Dine - Aug 25

Join us for our August 25th Mine & Dine Experience!

$135 per person: includes an immersive afternoon at the Atlas followed by noodle making and a hearty Hungarian meal at the East Coulee School Museum. Travel back in time to 1947 when Coal was King in the Drumheller Valley.

Bookings close August 20th. Call 403-822-2220 or email pitboss@atlascoalmine.ab.ca to book or for more info!

Can't make it August 25th? Check out our other Mine & Dine dates for 2018 on this page.