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The Rockies’ Legacy of Coal

Courtesy Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

Before tourism dominated our economy, many locals made a living chipping coal from mountain seams. Discover the rich history of Canmore mines (1887-1979) at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre. View ghost town and mine remnants at Bankhead (1903-1922) near Banff and Georgetown (1912-1917), accessed by a Canmore Nordic Centre trail. See historic homes moved from Bankhead to Banff and Canmore in 1926 on self-guided Historic Walking Tours (in Banff & Canmore). By James Kallenback

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