BIGGER IN REAL LIFE.

GET A CLOSE LOOK AT THE MINING, AND COAL INDUSTRY

Starts At

Visitor Information Centre
701 Souris Avenue North

Dates

May – August

Time

9am tour and 1pm tour

Reserve

call (306) 634-1892
email tourism@estevan.ca

PICK A TIME

8:50 AM Meet at Visitor Information Centre

First things first

The Energy Tour guide will fit you with safety glasses, a hard hat and go through rules and regulations that must be adhered to on the tour.


9:00 AM Leave for Energy Tour

What You Will See

The tour takes you on an inside journey to the Estevan Mine Site, the Shand Power Station and well as the Shand Greenhouse. At the Estevan Mine Site you will see some of the largest pieces of mining equipment in North America using the strip mining technique. The Shand Power Station is the most environmentally advanced coal fired generating station in Canada. The Shand Greenhouse uses excess heat from Shand Power Station to produce thousands of tree seedlings every year for wildlife habitats and land reclamation projects across Saskatchewan.


11:30 AM Arrive Back at Visitor Information Centre 

Last Minute Questions

If you have any last minute questions the tour guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Valerie Hall - Quota International Inc., Estevan

Our Energy Tour was awesome, our guide was so well informed. Our Quota Club group from the local area and international countries enjoyed the energy our city has and the history it holds. Tourism Estevan has done great work explaining Estevan’s legacy!

Lyle & Lorna McClelland - Chilliwack,BC

Being driven into the Open Pit,and touring the entire plant building, with our well informed guide, we were able to learn of the entire path of the extracted coal as it is trucked, crushed, fired to convert hot water to steam-and conversion to a much cleaner energy!

Mark Veneziano - Director/Curator, Souris Valley Museum

Our programs coordinately nicely with the Energy tour. Our visitors always ask if the particular program they are registered for gets to go on an Energy Tour. They can’t believe how the machinery has changed over the years.

FAQ’S

Anyone can go on an Energy Tour that is over the age of 7. Childern under the age of 7 are not permitted on the tour.
Yes, please do. Sometimes it gets dry and dusty in the mine site as well as the power plant. It is important to stay hydrated!
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