Top Tips 

We don’t have potable (drinkable) water, so all visitors must bring their own water.

Our site is large, outdoor and authentically industrial: please wear sturdy footwear.

The Badlands are hot, hot, hot in the summer: wear a hat and sunscreen!

We do not allow any pets on site; please leave your pets at home.  It is not safe to leave pets in cars at the Atlas.

We are offering a ‘contactless’ experience with limited admissions numbers, meaning you and your family will have lots of space for physical distancing throughout site.

Allow at least 1 hour for your visit: there’s lots to see here!

Bring your camera: our site is one of the most photogenic in Canada.

Check out the linked map below to help plan your visit!

Atlas Map 2020

COVID-19 Policies

We know it’s a little scary out there right now.

Here’s what we’ve done at the Atlas to keep our staff and visitors safe:

1. We have a strict sanitization schedule for all contact surfaces throughout site.  This includes increased bathroom cleaning and staff training.

2. We offer a ‘contactless’ experience through pre-booking, check-in, and visit.

3. Our site is large and we’re limiting visitors to ensure lots of space for physical distancing.

4. We are closed to the public two days per week to assist in extra cleaning and viral suppression.

5. All of our staff and volunteers are required to complete a health questionnaire daily and we’ve updated our sick leave policy to assist any staff who need to take time off for illness.

6. We are asking all of our visitors to adhere to social distancing protocols and to stay home if they are feeling unwell.  Visitors who fail to comply will be asked to leave, as per AHS recommendations.


Questions?  Email us at


Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Box 521, 110 Century Dr.
East Coulee, Alberta, Canada
T0J 1B0

We’re located 20 minutes southeast of Drumheller, along Highway 10

THE ATLAS is a locally operated, visitor-supported site, with no operational support from any level of government.