Things to Do
Wildlife watching in the Elk River Valley (Picture BC photo)
The mountains of Sparwood are a great place to play; offering mountain biking, hiking and skiing opportunities.
Fish in the River Elk or play a round of golf in town. No trip would be complete without taking the Sparwood Mining History Walking Tour.
Coal Mine Tour
Learn about the efficiency of 21st century coal mining with a tour of one of Canada's largest open pit mines. Pre-register at the Visitor Centre by the giant dump truck. Note that closed-toe shoes are required.
Explore the history of underground coal mining with the aid of the Sparwood Mining History Walking Tour, also starting at the Visitor Centre. Antique mining machinery is displayed all over town, while larger-than-life murals portray the human side of the story.