Coal Mine Hike and Beer

Highlights

  • Explore the history of the Kovach Mine as we make our way along the Coal Mine trail. Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for the trailhead - a short 5minute drive in our personal vehicles. Kovach was a tiny town where the workers and their families from the coal mine once lived. This hike takes you along the trail where horses used to cart the coal, to a stunning viewpoint where the mine scar is visible. Retrace your steps through the forest as you imagine walking home from a long day at the mine to your home in Kovach. After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you. Bottled water and cookies will be provided on the tour. Youth, child, and non-beer adult tickets include a non-alcoholic drink. This 5 km hike, with 250 m elevation gain is suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 3 hours for this excursion.

Summary

Explore the history of the Kovach Mine as we make our way along the Coal Mine trail. Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for the trailhead - a short 5minute drive in our personal vehicles. Kovach was a tiny town where the workers and their families from the coal mine once lived. This hike takes you along the trail where horses used to cart the coal, to a stunning viewpoint where the mine scar is visible. Retrace your steps through the forest as you imagine walking home from a long day at the mine to your home in Kovach. After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you. Bottled water and cookies will be provided on the tour. Youth, child, and non-beer adult tickets include a non-alcoholic drink. This 5 km hike, with 250 m elevation gain is suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 3 hours for this excursion.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for the trailhead - a short 5minute drive in our personal vehicles. Kovach was a tiny town where the workers and their families from the coal mine once lived. This hike takes you along the trail where horses used to cart the coal, to a stunning viewpoint where the mine scar is visible. Retrace your steps through the forest as you imagine walking home from a long day at the mine to your home in Kovach. After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you. Bottled water and cookies will be provided on the tour. Youth, child, and non-beer adult tickets include a non-alcoholic drink. This 5 km hike, with 250 m elevation gain is suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 3 hours for this excursion. After our beautiful hike, we will return to the village where a cold pint of Ghost Town Ale or a Shirley temple awaits you.

What’s included?

  • Bottled water

  • Cookies

  • Transportation to/from trailhead

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

We expect guests to be in good health for the tour, please take the Alberta COVID-19 self-assessment prior to the tour. If yourself or someone in your group qualifies for self-isolation or COVID-19 testing, notify our shop (403-591-7000) as soon as possible to arrange for an alternate tour date.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Kananaskis Outfitters is the leading tour operator and sports equipment rental facility in beautiful Kananaskis. We offer a wide variety of guided tours for individuals, families, and groups; including big canoe tours, beginner-friendly hiking tours, SUP lessons, stargazing and snowshoeing tours, fat biking tours, nordic ski lessons, and so much more. We also operate a year round rental shop. Rental items include: mountain bikes, electric bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, fat bikes, snowshoes, cross country skis and ice skates.

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