alberta
southern alberta
Underground ghost towns
Underground ghost towns - At the Leitch Collieries near Crowsnest Pass, you can see the ruins of a 19th century mine, including the coke ovens, manager's house, powerhouse, washery and tipple. In 1903 there was a tragic rockslide that devastated the area, now called "The Frank Slide." The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre has exhibits about underground coal mining, the railroads and community life. See the video which tells the story of the slide, then hike the trail to the site of the slide on your own, or join one of the interpretive hikes led by rangers.
If you're fascinated by "the underground," don't miss the nearby Bellevue Mine tour as well - where kids (and adults) strap on miner's helmets complete with attached lanterns for a half-hour hike underground.

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