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This whole region developed as a series of coal-mining towns, but practically no traces remain with the exception of the Morden Colliery. What actually remains is a concrete headframe (where the coal was hoisted in a mineshaft) and a tipple (where the hoisted coal was...More
This park was really cool! So many hidden reminders of a mine operation from over 100 years ago! The forest is beautiful as well and the walk is easily doable with young children. I’d highly recommend for a little family adventure.
Stopped by on the way to Nanaimo. My dad was a coal miner so he was very interested in seeing the old mine site and we had great fun walking through the area and down to the river.
Definitely worth a stop on the way...More
Interesting piece of local history, the colliery is well worth a visit, and the short trail is a pleasant and easy stroll. The tipple is eye-catching, and could do with a little more interpretive info, though!
This is a very interesting place for history buffs as well as a great walking spot for hikers (and their dogs). Make a quick detour off the highway and you'll be happy you did. As soon as you arrive you'll notice the impressive cement tipple...More
Morden Colliery is located 7km south of Nanaimo on a 4 ha piece of land. There is a fair bit of the old concrete coal tipple left to see. In fact it is the last remaining coal tipple on Vancouver Island. There is a lovely...More
I liked the signage, the easy trail, the historic features, the interesting trees, the sweet bridges (brand new!) and the surprise end - the Nanaimo River with a little bench. It could use an outdoor toilet just because kids need to go when they need...More