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Altas Coal Mine in East Coulee, Alberta

Atlas Coal Mine is a National Historic Site near East Coulee, Alberta and one of Alberta’s hidden tourism secrets.

Wendy, Mark, Oliver, and I took a 2014 Ford Escape for a week long review and this was one of our destinations.  After driving to Drumheller, grabbing a quick lunch and then heading out to the Atlas Coal Mine, we explored the mine, a wooden (and condemned) truss rail bridge that crossed the Red Deer River.  On our way back to Drumheller, we stopped in Rosedale and explore the Star Mine Suspension Bridge.

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The trip was worth it.  If you are in or passing through Drumheller, you need to take a couple of hours and check it out yourself.   They are located 20 minutes southeast of Drumheller, along Highway 10 which is a marvelous drive all by itself.  Make sure you take some time to check out the Hoodoos, the Star Mine Suspension Bridge and grab an ice cream or a cool drink along many of the roadside diners.