TOURS

Site admission tickets required for all tours; tour times are viewable after choosing Site Admission in our booking system. Masks are required for all tours. Pre-booking essential. Our tours fill up fast! Underground and building tours will be available after Alberta's Stage 2 reopening.

Machines: Miracle or Menace?

60 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking boot

  • $13 (requires site admission ticket)

Explore the Atlas' amazing machine yard with one of our talented interpreters. Learn how coal was processed as it passed through several large and cantankerous mine machines on its journey from the mine face to the boxcar.

Train Ride

25 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking boot

  • $6 (requires site admission ticket)

Take a ride on our antique train! Linda, our 90 year-old electric locomotive 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.

Processing Plant Tour

45 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Medium

  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot

  • $13 (requires site admission ticket)

Explore the last wooden tipple (coal processing plant) 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.

Underground Experience

1 hour 15 minutes

Walking Difficulty: Hard

  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot
  • Hiking boot

  • $15 (requires site admission ticket)

Join an Atlas interpreter on a journey exploring the Atlas’ underground and upper site spaces.  This tour will take guests on a 75 minute hike through some of the site’s most unique (and darkest) spaces, as well as some of the best viewpoints in the Drumheller Valley.  Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Ages 6+ (no exceptions).

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