TOURS

Atlas Coal Mine provides a bevy of mining tours – each with their own themes and stories. Get 'hands-on' and let your imagination guide you as you learn about the Drumheller region’s storied past. You’ll be telling these tales for years to come! When you buy a tour, general admission is included!

Train Ride

25 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking boot

  • $14 per person
  • $40 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.

Tipple Tour

45 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Medium

  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot

  • $22 per person
  • $65 per family

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".  Closed toe shoes are required for this tour.

Tunnel Tour

1 hour 15 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Hard

  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot

  • $27 per person
  • $80 per family

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.  Closed toe shoes are required for this tour.  Ages 6+.

Unmentionables

1 hour

Walking Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking boot

  • $22 per person
  • $65 per family

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 SCHEDULE

See when our tours are taking place. We run tours 7 days/week from May through early October. Calendar is updated 5 days in advance.

October 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
2
  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
3
  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm -Train
4
  • Reduced public tours…
  • 12:30pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
5
  • 10:30am - Tunnel
  • 12pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
6
  • 10:30am - Tunnel
  • 12pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
7
  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
8
  • Reduced Public Sched…
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
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  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
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  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
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  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12:15pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Train
  • 2:15pm - Tunnel
  • 4pm - Train
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  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12pm - Train
  • 12:30pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Tunnel
  • 2:30pm - Train
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  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12pm - Train
  • 12:30pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Tunnel
  • 2:30pm - Train
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  • 10:45am - Tunnel
  • 12pm - Train
  • 12:30pm - Tipple
  • 1:15pm - Tunnel
  • 2:30pm - Train
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THE ATLAS is a locally operated, visitor-supported site, with no operational support from any level of government.