Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site, Frank

#4 of 16 in Things to do in Crowsnest Pass
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A reminder of what some have called a "glorious failure," Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site offers a look at a coal processing plant that worked between 1907 and 1915. A guided tour will take you around the graceful ruins of the plant and show you coke ovens, a coal washery, powerhouse, and manager's house, now surrounded by fragrant trees and wildflowers next to a clear mountain stream. Plan your visit to Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Frank online road trip planner.
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  • This is a neat little stop to make to wander around for an hour or so. There are signs throughout the area filled with information about the collierie. This is a great piece of Alberta history.  more »
  • If you like some restored ruins, and want to imagine an operational coal mine, you can learn a lot on this easy stroll through the ruins of the collieries. After 100 years nature has reclaimed much...  more »
  • An awesome historical site. Lot's of cool history here about mining in the area and life in the early 1900's. A site that is well preserved and well maintained. A beautiful trip for the whole family.
  • A nice cute little place to stop and go for a walk or have a picnic. Very educational on the mine that used to be there. Will stop by again for a picnic or to stretch my legs after a long drive
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