Sparwood Visitor Information Centre

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Sparwood Visitor Information Centre

Sparwood Visitor Information Centre
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Sparwood Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located next to "The Titan" in Titan Park, offers a wide selection of complimentary maps of B.C, directions, visitor guides of B.C, a great gift shop, and some of the cleanest public washrooms in Sparwood!
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2-3 hours
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David and Cindy
Temescal Valley, CA715 contributions
Aug. 2019
Interesting to read the information of the local mining and history. Well worth a visit if you're travelling the Crowsnest Hwy.
Written November 8, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review!
Written December 10, 2019
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Jay B
Detroit, MI239 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We arrived on a snowy day. It was great to enjoy the hospitality and take a break from the white knuckle drive over Crow's Nest Pass.

The staff offered restaurant suggestions and helpful road condition information.

Oh, and we love the big truck!
Written October 9, 2019
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Thank you for the kind review, Jay!
Written December 10, 2019
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aeropat
Edmonton, Canada14 contributions
Jul. 2019
Stopped in the visitor centre and looked around. The highlight was checking out the huge green truck!!
Written August 30, 2019
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Thanks for the review, Aeropat!
Written December 10, 2019
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Yiya F
90 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
The visitor centre has clean washrooms and a lot of info for things to do all over the area and beyond. Our whole family went on one of the mine tours that run Tues-Thurs at 1:00. Very reasonable price ($10 per adult and less for our little who was old enough to require payment, under age 6 is free) and the nearly the entire tour takes place from comfort of a tour bus. At the top of the mine we disembarked in a viewing area and it was very interesting. Note, photos are not allowed on this tour.
Written August 15, 2019
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Thank you for leaving such a great review! We hope you will visit us again next summer!
Written December 10, 2019
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Bill S
Grayslake, IL553 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Very friendly staff, a little shopping and washrooms. What's more is that it is next to the truck. It is easy off, easy on the highway. A great stop for info.
Written August 3, 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a kind review! We hope you will visit us again next summer!
Written December 10, 2019
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Cris_Mac
Abbotsford, Canada176 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
I stopped with the kids at this info centre just off the highway in Sparwood. There was a very interesting and informative display about the coal miners who had been killed. It was a touching dedication that I never knew existed. Along with this giant green truck, this information centre was a pleasure to walk through. There is grass and some picnic tables to enjoy some lunch there, as well as plenty of parking. I would recommend people to stop by and check it out.
Written August 2, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We hope you will visit us again next summer!
Written December 10, 2019
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PETUNIA1985
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico413 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We had booked a reservation for the Teck Mine Tour and you received your tickets here at the Visitors Center. Helpful, friendly staff, great photo op for the Worlds Largest Mining Truck! picnic area, museum next door and lots of historical information available. the Mine Tour was interesting with narrative on the bus, but disappointed that we could not take any photos! The bus driver needed to slow down a little on the drive up and down the mountain for us 'flat landers'! It was a great day activity and fun to learn about the area and how mining is BIG business for this entire area! Enjoy!
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We hope you will visit us again next summer! p.s.. We'll tell Sonny to slow down! ;)
Written December 10, 2019
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flametamer911
Chilliwack, Canada833 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
To really find out where the town of Sparwood really came from. To find out the true meaning of the coal mining in the area and the hardships and sacrifice it took. Well worth the visit. Entry by donation. The volunteer was helpful, friendly and quite knowledgeable of the community. Also go and look at the world's largest dump truck.
Written June 8, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review! Come see us again, soon!
Written December 10, 2019
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pratiknruparel
Calgary, Canada634 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
The staff is super good and arranged the mine tour in no time. easy payment and lots of souvenirs to choose from. Good place!
Written October 1, 2018
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simpleyme
Washington802 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Even if you come buy when the center is closed you should still stop and see the outdoor exhibits. There are several pretty cool things ,the best being the huge truck. I am pretty short 5'4" but I could walk under the truck walking straight up without hitting my head.Super cool.
Even a quick stop would be worth it. Several places to eat right by as well so a great lunch and bathroom break.
The center was open when we got there and unless you need directions really not too much to see in there,so it doesn't take long.
Written September 20, 2018
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Sparwood Visitor Information Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.