Miner's Path Historical Tour
Near Crowsnest Pass
Escape into the rich history along the Miner's Path, and retrace the stories of the miners and people living in the early 1900s. Coleman was a town built on coal mining and is now recognized as a National Historical Site.
SUN & FRI
(May - Oct)
12 - 3PM
Prepare for your trip!
Packing for your trip
Ensure you bring a backpack, water, hiking boots or runners, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, insect spray, sunglasses, and your camera. Weather can be windy or change suddenly, so come prepared!
The day of your tour
An email is sent out the week leading up to your tour. Ensure you read this email as it will review the meeting location and other information important for your day.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can start the tour on time. Your guide may not be able to wait for you to arrive.
Highlights of this tour
- Real stories
- Educational tour that has been researched using multiple sources, such as historical books and several in-person interviews with past underground miners.
- Expert and local guide
- A special gift to take home
Use of hiking poles
On trail beverage
Special gift to take home
Safety equipment (carried by guide: first aid kit, bear spray, satellite communication device)
✕ Personal Gear
Explore this National Historical Site and the stories that make it come to life!
Our expert guides share with you the history and remnants along the path, and you will discover real stories of those who sacrificed lives, were determined to create a prosperous living, or supported the underground miners. Not only do you get to learn about this hidden gem, but you can also add-on a delicious brunch in one of Coleman's beautiful historical buildings or explore the Crowsnest Museum.
Your tour starts at the Crowsnest Museum, historically the Coleman High School. Here, you will meet your expert guide. You will be assigned a task to complete before we head out on the trail, just like the miners did when they went to work. Your walking tour will include some information about downtown Coleman, several real stories from McGillivray Mines, and viewing of remnants along the Miner’s Path and McGillivray Mines.
Your walking tour leaves directly from the Crowsnest Museum, and we will make several stops along the way to uncover stories and remnants of the past. Near the half-way point, we will stop for a refreshing beverage and locally-made snack; all while listening to the stories of the past. Once our break is over, we will visit the main site of the McGillivray underground mine and search for clues to help retell the harrowing tales.
We will finish our tour by being welcomed back to the Crowsnest Museum.
Meeting Location: Crowsnest Museum, 7701 18 Ave, Coleman, AB
Physical Difficulty Rating: Easy. There are some stairs along the trail, but very minimal elevation.
Please Note: There are no washrooms available along the trail. Please ensure you use the washroom before we leave the Crowsnest Museum.
It is the responsibility of the participant to bring the proper clothing for the weather. The guide can refuse to allow a participant on the trip if he/she is not prepared properly for mountain weather.
Must have a minimum of 4 participants to run the experience.
Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.
Guests under 18 years of age, must have parental consent to attend the event. Guests under 15 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.
Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the snowshoe portion of this event. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence prior to the experience. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.
Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.
Cancellation Policy: We will cancel and try to reschedule or give a refund if the weather is extreme. Examples of extreme weather include 120km continuous winds, below -25°C with wind chill, heavy snowfall warnings for the duration of our trip, and severe thunderstorms for the duration of the trip. Examples of extreme weather does not include subzero temperatures or rain.
Guests must cancel within 48hrs for a refund. For private or group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for a refund.
Tours can be offered to private groups with a minimum of four people. Please contact us for a private booking.
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"We visited the city of Coleman in their company and then we discovered the circuit of the mines. They explain it really well and do it with a lot of heart.
At nightfall, we went on a snowshoe hike with the headlamp to observe the stars.
It is exceptional, they told us very beautiful stories.
It was a magical moment!"