Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site of Alberta Canada

A step back in time to the early 1900s and some Crowsnest Pass history. Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site of Alberta was a large coal plant that was Canadian owned. The ruins as well as the interpretive signs bring you on a historic...
A step back in time to the early 1900s and some Crowsnest Pass history. Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site of Alberta was a large coal plant that was Canadian owned. The ruins as well as the interpretive signs bring you on a historic tour of what was once a huge operation in the Crowsnest Pass. Located on HWY 3/Crowsnest HWY in southern Alberta Canada. Enjoy a picnic with the many picnic tables available and large parking lot for convenience.
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17 July 2023 at   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A street view of Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site from HWY 3. Worth a stop on a southern Alberta road trip.
19 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
The Crowsnest Pass is a very coal driven community even to this day. It's existence is due to the coal days of the past
19 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
What an expansive adventure to take on, from nothing to a huge coal production plant in the mountains.
19 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A view from an old photo of what it once looked like standing in this spot when Leitch Collieries was in full swing.
19 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Mine work is not without massive dangers. Take a tour through the Hillcrest Mine Memorial Park not far from this location to learn more about mining disasters across Canada.
19 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A man named Angus Leitch prospected the area in 1901 finding coal seams in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A very open concept look back at Leitch Collieries Coal production areas. The ruins are in pretty good shape around this building
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
An obvious foundation outline marking an area where a coal building once was.
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
A steady supply of rail cars was needed to move the coal product to the market. Which did not prove to be an easy task for Leitch Collieries of Alberta.
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Some photos line the walls inside the main building st Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site of Alberta.
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Leitch Collieries is connected to a section of the Castle-Crowsnest Watershed Natural Area. I lovely creek flowing through bring plenty of birdwatching opportunities.
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
I love the stonework that makes up this building. With the addition of the beams, it's a striking old building to explore
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
Depending on who you were, your living conditions may have varied greatly. Some living in hillside burrows between shifts as there was not really any housing in the area yet.
17 July 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Box 959, Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0, Canada
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