In June 1914, 189 coal miners were killed in an underground explosion in Hillcrest, Alberta, many of whom were buried in a mass grave site at the cemetery. The Hillcrest Mines Memorial Cemetery has worked diligently to interpret the mass graves sites and the Hillcrest Mine Disaster, Canada’s worst mining disaster. Take the self-guided tour and learn about the effects of the Mine Disaster on the people of Hillcrest Mines.
Located in the Crowsnest Pass, the Hillcrest Memorial and Cemetery is approximately 60 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park.
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