BIGGER IN REAL LIFE.
GET A CLOSE LOOK AT THE MINING, AND COAL INDUSTRY
Visitor Information Centre
701 Souris Avenue North
May – August
9am tour and 1pm tour
call (306) 634-1892
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 alongside the Estevan Mine Site, the Shand Power Station and well as the Shand Greenhouse. At the Estevan Mine Site you will drive around the mining operation and 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.
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