The town of Nordegg, Alberta has an interesting history. Once a bustling coal-mining town of about 3000 people, the local industry faced tragedy in 1941 when an explosion in the mine killed 29 people. Almost a decade later the coal plant burned down in a fire. Finally, coal was being replaced by diesel fuel in Canada, and ultimately this turned Nordegg into a Canadian ghost town. During the summer season, guides offer tours of the eerie mining site.
I recently visited this area of Canada, and got a glimpse of the mysterious national historic site, and it certainly was a memorable experience. That’s without even mentioning the immense beauty, and access to almost any outdoor recreation activity imaginable, in the nearby area.