Coal Creek, British Columbia

Coal Creek is a ghost town near Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. During the 1950s, residents left the town due to the closure of a mine. Some parts of the town remain, but most have been overtaken by forest. On May 22, 1902, an explosion in a mine left 128 dead in one of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. Coal Creek, the town's namesake, is a tributary of the Elk River which it joins in Fernie, British Columbia. Coal Creek Mountain is next to Castle Mountain near Fernie.

Coal Creek
Coal Creek is located in British Columbia
Coal Creek
Coal Creek
Location of Coal Creek in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°29′14″N 114°59′22″W / 49.48722°N 114.98944°W / 49.48722; -114.98944Coordinates: 49°29′14″N 114°59′22″W / 49.48722°N 114.98944°W / 49.48722; -114.98944
Country Canada
Province British Columbia


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