Coal Miner Days | Sparwood, British Columbia

It's a huge event. There's craft and food fairs, live entertainment, face painting, puppet show, sport tournaments, parade, pancake breakfasts and more.

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Latitude: 49.730488 Longitude: -114.888069 Elevation: 3668 ft
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Event Dates

6/3/2019 – 6/9/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Some admission fees apply for some events.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Type of Festival

Town Celebration or Festival

Event Setting

It's a huge event celebrating Sparwood's history. In 1873, Michael Phillips, the first white man to traverse the Crowsnest Pass, came to the valley in search for gold, disappointed to find coal. The community of Michel was established in 1898 to house the miners. To meet the demands of the area's rapid development, a subdivision was created in 1907, known as Natal. In 1964, the provincial government announced a relocation scheme where by residents would be moved to the newly developed town of Sparwood. The government was interested in beautifying the southeastern gateway to British Columbia.

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Driving Directions

Event takes place in Sparwood; located on Highway #3 in the Elk Valley.

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