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Morden Colliery Park

Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park protects features of Vancouver Island's rich coal mining history. This small, undeveloped day-use park contains the only remaining coal tipple on the Island. This concrete tipple was built in the early 1900's by the Pacific Coal Company and was the first of its kind in the region.

The tipple is all that remains of the Morden Coal Mine, which once thrived here. In its first year of operation (1912) the mine produced 76,000 tonnes of coal.

Located 7km south of Nanaimo.  Access to the park is off Highway 1 on Morden Road.

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This activity is suitable for: spring | summer | fall | winter |