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Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park
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Cool park!

This park was really cool! So many hidden reminders of a mine operation from over 100 years ago... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
nicolec1979
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Interesting historical site!

Stopped by on the way to Nanaimo. My dad was a coal miner so he was very interested in seeing the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
SG1Lincoln40
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This park was really cool! So many hidden reminders of a mine operation from over 100 years ago! The forest is beautiful as well and the walk is easily doable with young children. I’d highly recommend for a little family adventure.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on the way to Nanaimo. My dad was a coal miner so he was very interested in seeing the old mine site and we had great fun walking through the area and down to the river.

Definitely worth a stop on the way past!

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Interesting piece of local history, the colliery is well worth a visit, and the short trail is a pleasant and easy stroll. The tipple is eye-catching, and could do with a little more interpretive info, though!

Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an amazing historical site worthy of anyone travelling to Nanaimo - Cruise ship people would enjoy this walk into the past

Thank Ellen R
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is a very interesting place for history buffs as well as a great walking spot for hikers (and their dogs). Make a quick detour off the highway and you'll be happy you did. As soon as you arrive you'll notice the impressive cement tipple that was used many years ago as part of the coal mining operations. Be sure to read the info sign to learn some more of the local history.
The main trail takes you along the old railway bed towards the Nanaimo River. There is currently no bridge across, but who knows, maybe there will be someday.
Although you can't explore the tipple, there are some other trails that take you among the old foundations and various other cement structures that were once used as part of the operations, some kids will love to explore the area.

There are also some geocaches in here to find!

Thank Allan W
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