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Coal Miner Days | Sparwood, British Columbia

Festival Event

Coal Miner Days include fun events for every age. – Doug Pyper

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

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

Driving Directions

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

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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Some admission fees apply for some events.