318 – A Canadian Ghost Town

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.

Far & Wide – Do You Dare Explore The Ghost Town Of Nordegg, Alberta?

Ghost Towns – Nordegg

The Calgary Journal – Nordegg, An Alberta Ghost Town

Travel Nordegg


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