Sparwood, B.C. Coal Mines
This photo was taken in August 1986 when my UBC Mining Engineering class went on a field trip through B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
As Sparwood isn't in the VT system, I chose the neighbouring town of Fernie instead.
I believe that many of the mines offer tours, especially in the summer. If you've never been in an open pit mine before then it's pretty impressive to see trucks that are bigger than a house!