We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park

Review Highlights
Rare history

This whole region developed as a series of coal-mining towns, but practically no traces remain with... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
johnpE908TO
,
Miami, FL
Cool park!

This park was really cool! So many hidden reminders of a mine operation from over 100 years ago... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
nicolec1979
,
Nanaimo, British Columbia
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
9
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coal mining”(2 reviews)
“tipple”(4 reviews)
“structure”(3 reviews)
About
Contact
Morden Road | Hwy 1, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1T9, Canada
Website
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Nanaimo
from US$84.49
More Info
from US$156.70
More Info
Tofino ATV Tour
4 Reviews
from US$803.10
More Info
from US$465.10
More Info
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
7
3
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
7
3
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews coal mining tipple structure forest history trail
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolec1979
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank SG1Lincoln40
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an amazing historical site worthy of anyone travelling to Nanaimo - Cruise ship people would enjoy this walk into the past

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 14 February 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Allan W
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I have been going to this place for years...so many memories...First kiss, walking my first dog, taking my son for a walk...etc..

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Krystle M
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Nice walk around the Lake and thru the rest of forest , trout fishing also popular , recent " upgrades " have not damages the beauty . Still lots of trees!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank gary b
Reviewed 13 August 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 9 January 2015

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

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Marilyn M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 nearby hotels
Days Inn - Nanaimo
640 reviews
7.32 km away
Kiwi Cove Lodge
114 reviews
7.73 km away
Diplomat Motel
28 reviews
8.14 km away
Harbour Light Motel
85 reviews
8.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,139 nearby restaurants
COCO Cafe
108 reviews
1.67 km away
Mahle House Restaurant
262 reviews
1.57 km away
Crow & Gate Pub
1,050 reviews
2.40 km away
Timberland Pub
40 reviews
5.64 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,716 nearby attractions
Roberts Memorial Provincial Park
37 reviews
7.62 km away
Maffeo Sutton Park
173 reviews
7.30 km away
Gabriola Golf Club
11 reviews
6.94 km away
Jack Point and Biggs Park
64 reviews
5.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines