The Atlas Coal Mine offers several guided tours, we took the tunnel tour. Our guide took the group past several buildings and into one of the largest. There we sat down and were introduced to a coal miners life. After collecting our miners lamps we walked into the shower area and saw where the miners clothes were raised up to hang. Here we were told more of the mines history and tales after which we were taken to the conveyor tunnel. Walking from one end up the steep incline to the other we were regaled with stories of the men that had worked at the mine as well as the functions of the mine. At the top we exited to a view of the badlands and explored the Atlas #3 Mine Portal. The drift entry has been excavated and re timbered and will be an amazing part of history when finished. There are other areas to visit at the mine. The tipple is the last remaining wooden tipple in Canada and the train tour passes through the stunning badlands landscape. You can wander around to view old pieces of equipment originally used for the trains and rail road, or wander through the buildings to see equipment and memorabilia from when the mine was in use.
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