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Banff - Bankhead - Coal mining history of the Bow Valley

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Bankhead - Coal mining history of the Bow Valley

Tomorrow, 12:00 AM
Banff, Banff, Canada
55 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Bankhead was an coal mining town that existed within Banff National Park from 1902 to 1922. It was a special town, because it was owned by the railway. Miners would do anything to get a job there. Why! Come and find out! I will explore the geology of Cascade Mountain and explain how coal is formed. We will also explore the nature, as the mine is being reclaimed by the forest. We'll also look at some of the mining equipment and trains that were used.


Meet Pamela

Pamela

Pamela’s passion for the natural world was honed by her work at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where countless field trips informed her expertise of birds, animals, insects, frogs, geology, plants, and trees. Since moving to Canada, Pamela has immersed herself in a totally different environment, but one she’s no less passionate about. When not outdoors, her nose is typically in a book, learning more about the world beyond her incredible backyard. Which is exactly what she provides for others on her tours; a deep knowledge of a place like few others on earth, letting Heygoers like you understand and appreciate Banff the way she does.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Banff with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 55 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Banff. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


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