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The trip west through the Crowsnest Pass along Hwy 3 takes you to the Leitch Collieries site. The mine opened in 1907 and was the only Canadian-owned mine in the Pass. Chaotic coal prices forced it to close in 1915. The stone remains of the original buildings display early coal mining methods and interpretive displays are on surrounding walking trails. Interpreters are on site May 15 – Sep 6 daily. During the off season and after hours the site is self guided. Educational programs available. Donations accepted.