Tag Archives: Bow Valley

Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales

Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales (published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook, by Rob Alexander, Thursday Dead Man’s Flats is the Bow Valley’s most unique place name and, while it is often attributed to a gruesome murder that occurred in … Continue reading

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Lost Mines of the Bow Valley

New mining exhibit at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre When mining is referenced in the Bow Valley, talk inevitably turns to coal. And for good reason, as coal mining was a major factor in how the Bow Valley developed … Continue reading

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Cascade Coal Company

The Cascade Coal Company, the first formal coal mining company to operate in the Bow Valley, opened a coal seam in the fall of 1883 along the Cascade River four kilometres east of Banff. Coal mined by the Cascade Coal … Continue reading

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