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Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery

4 Avenue, Alberta T0K 1C0, Canada
+1 403-562-8858
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Worthy Historical Stop

Driving west from Lethbridge on Highway 3 we noticed a sign for Crow’s Nest Valley historical... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Ted M
Vancouver, Canada
A lovely tribute, interesting stop

This pretty, little cemetery is always an interesting stop. We've been numerous times and always... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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4 Avenue, Alberta T0K 1C0, Canada
+1 403-562-8858
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Driving west from Lethbridge on Highway 3 we noticed a sign for Crow’s Nest Valley historical driving tour so we followed the well marked route. It brought us to Hillcrest Mine Cemetery and Memorial. Tranquil spot with views to the Frank Slide and the burial...More

1  Thank Ted M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This pretty, little cemetery is always an interesting stop. We've been numerous times and always find something new. Graves from the Hillcrest Mine Disaster to the present and some that are without a marker, so you can only guess. Some are very detailed with the...More

1  Thank jess152
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We heard about the Hillcrest Mine disaster when we were at the Frank Slide interpretive centre. Listening to the presentation on it, they described 5 miners (four of whom died in 1914) - so it was neat to find their gravestones in the disaster area...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very interesting to see the history of the Mine disaster - Very well done with displays and walk about. Great Job on those that put this together

Thank Tonykaren02
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We read about how this was the worst mining disaster in Canadian history. I think it was 186 miners dead. They list all of the coal mining disasters in Canadian history. Sad really to think about the men who lost their lives back then trying...More

1  Thank Murray D
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My friend and I traveled through the Crowsnest Pass and found the Hillcrest Mines and Cemetery. We walked among the graves and spent hours just reading and imagining the hard life and the horrific mine disaster back in the early 1900s. Excellent display honoring the...More

1  Thank obviousk
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Had a wonderful display of all the Canadian mine incidents. And then we came across this one family plot that is a must see for sure, Take a walk through all the plots and you will see it for sure.

Thank Daigle4550
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

My second stop at this location. Wandering past the graves is a very sobering reminder of the scope of this disaster. It is early in the 2015 season and I would hope that the site is somewhat upgraded and prepared for the tourist season. Regardless...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I do enjoy visiting old cemeteries and the history. If you are a cemetery person then this is an excellent one to go too ... it is well laid out with the history explained. I agree with the reviews that say it is in need...More

Thank blindcreek42
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Yes, this cemetery could use some attention maintenance wise but overall I didn't find it a detraction. It definitely was interesting to wander through and read all the information. The signage was excellent and helps to give you a sense of what happened regarding the...More

Thank SharonLethbridge
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