Shortly before 7:30 PM on May 22nd, 1902, the local community was devastated when a gas and coal dust explosion killed at least 128 men in the No. 2 and 3 mines of Coal Creek, BC.
At the time, the Coal Creek explosion of 1902 was the 2nd largest mine disaster in Canada and one of the largest in North America. To date, it remains the second-largest in BC, and the third-largest in Canada.
All are welcome to attend a free event commemorating this tragedy, to remember the lives lost and celebrate our community's resiliency.
Hosted by the Fernie & District Historical Society and Coal Creek Heritage Society, with the Fernie Hotel & Pub and Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club. Sponsored by Teck.
AT THE MONTANE BARN, COAL CREEK ROAD: