Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery


200 4th Ave, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, T0K 1C0 14035627388



The worst coal mining disaster in Canada happened in the community of Hillcrest, on the east end of Crowsnest Pass. On June 19, 1914, a pocket of methane gas in the Millcrest Mine ignited and set off a coal-dust explosion that killed 189 miners. Most of the victims were buried in a mass grave at the Hillcrest Cemetery where a memorial was erected in 2000. Join a tour of the cemetery to learn more about this catastrophic event and its impact on the community.

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