Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Attraction|Museum & Historic Site

Discover how the effects of strikes, war, untimely death, and other ill-fortune contributed to the collapse of this ambitious Canadian owned and operated mining venture. Interpretive panels, listening posts, and walking paths through the ruins create a window back in time to the early 1900s. Leitch Collieries was one of the most impressive and sophisticated early coal mines in the Crowsnest Pass. It was the only fully Canadian-owned and operated a coal mine in the past, and features ruins of a coal processing plant, weigh scale, coke ovens and more. The site is open to the public from June 20 to Labour Day, and knowledgeable interpretive staff are available to answer questions and lead tours. For the Fall and Winter the site is self-guided. Washrooms are closed and there is no winter maintenance.

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