Elkview Mine Tour 2022

Join MineralsEd and Teck Resources' Cody Wakeford (Change Management Lead on the Autonomous Haulage Project) for a tour of Elkview Coal Mine.

Elkview operations are located approximately three kilometeres east of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia. Elkview produces over 20 million tonnes of metallurical coal - also known as steelmaking coal - each year that is shipped out from Vancouver to markets around the world. The mine employs over 1000 people from Sparwood and the surrounding areas and is the first mountain top mine to go autonomous!

This full-day field trip will include coach bus transportation to the site and The visit will include an overview presentation on the history of Elkview operations, plus a drive by the heavy duty shop, overviews of the plant and processing, and visits to two viewpoints overlooking the mine. Glimpse the future of mining and learn first-hand about autonomous vehicles, cutting edge technology, the milling process, waste rock disposal, markets, and the mine’s economic impact on the region.

This field trip supports teachers at all grade levels who teach topics related to natural resources, science and technology, economics, social studies, and geography.

Registration ($30): https://elkview-mine-tour-oct-2022.eventbrite.ca

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Time: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Meeting Location: Depart 7:00 am from Kimbrley, BC (Kimberley Visitors Center), with pickups in Cranbrook and Fernie, return at ~3:00 pm. Teachers are responsible for arranging their own transport to/from the meeting location!


  • 7:00 am: Depart from The Kimberley Visitor Centre (270 Kimberley Ave, Kimberley, BC, V1A 0A3)
  • 7:30 am: Pickup in Cranbrook (location TBD)
  • 8:30 am: Pickup in Fernie (location TBD)
  • 9:00 am: Arrive at Sparwood
  • ~1:00 pm: Depart Sparwood
  • ~ 3:00 pm: Arrive back in Kimberley, dropping off in Cranbrook and Fernie as needed

Download the Elkview Mine Tour Flyer