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East Coulee

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East Coulee is a small town in the Alberta Badlands region of Alberta, Canada. It's near the tourist hub of Drumheller. It's primarily notable for the Atlas Coal Mine.

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  • Atlas Coal Mine, +1-403 822-2220, [1]. May-Jun 8:30am - 5:30pm. Jul-Aug 8:30am-8:30pm. Sept: hours vary. A National Historic Site featuring Canada's last wooden tipple (structure for emptying coal out of train cars).  edit
  • East Coulee School Museum, (From Hwy 10, go past the old garage and the East Coulee Motor Inn; Turn right at the second intersection, at the Community Hall; Museum is dead ahead), +1-403-822-3970 (, fax: +1-403 822-2111), [2]. Summer: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Winter: Mon-Tue 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-1pm; Thu-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun: closed. Displays of life during the coal-mining era. $5/person; $4/senior, student.  edit




  • East coulee hotel. Good cheese burger.  edit




Get out[edit]

  • The Hoodoo Trail is a drive northwest along Highway 10 through Cambria, Rossdale, to Drumheller, the local tourist hub. On the way you pass the Willow Creek Hoodoos interpretive trail (see Cambria).

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