Explore the ruins of a turn of the century coal mine along a 1.1 km loop trail. The foundations of several mine buildings, a briquette plant, a coal shuttle train, piles of coal tailings, and interpretive displays in the old transformer building tell the story of Bankheads boom and bust. The trail starts in Lower Bankhead parking lot on the east side of the Lake Minnewanka Road, 7.4 km north from the town of Banff. Contact the Banff Information Centre at (403) 762-1550 for full details on this trail.
Banff National Park: The trail starts in the Lower Bankhead parking lot on the east side of the Lake Minnewanka Road, 7.4km north from the town of Banff.
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Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Thu Aug 12 22:08:42 EDT 2010
UpsideA short, easy, and interesting interpretive walk located 5 minutes drive from Banff
DownsideYou can't spend more than an hour here
CommentBankhead was a thriving coal mining center in the early 1900s and this 1.1 km interpretive trail runs through its ruins.