The Alberta Coal Branch

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Exhibits

The Coal Branch is a chain of almost abandoned mining towns along the eastern slopes of the central Canadian Rocky Mountains. However, it was once home to thousands of people, and was an important part of Alberta’s coal industry and remains a vital part of the region’s history.

Visitors will be able to walk through a mine entrance and emerge into our industry room, complete with a smart board for watching historical movies on the area. There is also a Shell Gas Station portrayed within the room and coal mining artifacts on display. A touch-screen within the mine wall allows visitors to look into the life of some of the colourful characters of the Coal Branch.