Dig into the dark years … when Coal was King in the Drumheller Valley, Alberta.   The Atlas offers an authentic coal mine site experience, including Canada’s last wooden tipple: a 7-storey building which dominates the landscape and turns 80 years old in 2017!  There is plenty to see on the 31 hectare site, including historic buildings, machinery, tools and artifacts.  Train rides pulled by our antique electric locomotive are included with general admission.  We offer a number of Specialty Walking Tours daily for visitors over 6 years old.  Our 45 minute Tipple Tour takes you to the top of our 7-story wooden coal tipple.  Our 1hr 15min Tunnel Tour takes you underground up our 210′ coal conveyor tunnel and allows you to see the mine entrance, the blacksmith shop and walk our miners’ stairs.  Our 1 hour ‘Unmentionables’ tour (14 years old +) offers a glimpse into the sordid and scandalous history of the Drumheller Valley.  All tour prices include general admission.  Specialty walking tours require good mobility, sturdy footwear and an adventurous spirit: the Atlas is more than just a museum, it’s a coal mine! Please check our website for times and tour details.  We also offer day passes and family passes for best value.  Come spend a day at the Atlas and learn about Canada’s coal mining past!

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