[2] Its nearest higher peak is Cirrus Mountain, 4.46 km (2.77 mi) to the north. Don’t forget to go to the mining / town museum at the old school. COVID-19 slows population growth. As the coal mines in the region gradually closed, Coleman's commercial importance waned in favour of Blairmore. ( Log Out /  Initial names of Paulson's Camp or McGillivray Hill were rejected by the post office, settling on Coleman (after the mothers maiden name of the president and mine owner A. C. Flumerfelt's wife, Ada and the middle name of his youngest daughter, Norma Coleman Flumerfelt) in 1904. The ruins of its coal plant and coke ovens, and several nearby abandoned mines can be visited as well. [5] Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.[6]. [4], According to the 2006 Census of Canada, the population of Coleman is 1,065, which represents 19% of the overall population of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass (5,749). Its nearest higher peak is Cirrus Mountain, 4.46 km (2.77 mi) to the north. Coleman persevered through strikes (1911 and 1932), floods (1923 and 1942) and fires (1948). Coleman is a small town with a population of just over 1,000 people. 15 and in the riding of Macleod. This represented the second highest year-over-year growth among the provinces, behind Prince Edward … Coleman is an urban community in the Rocky Mountains within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, Canada. Mount Coleman is a 3,135-metre (10,285 ft) mountain summit located in the upper North Saskatchewan River valley in Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Source: Statistics Canada (web). A view of the booming International Coal and Coke Company Ltd. at Coleman, ca. Coleman is located in census division No. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. [7] Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass recorded a population of 5,589 living in 2,567 of its 3,225 total private dwellings, a change of 0.4% from its 2011 population of 5,565. Change ). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Coleman’s coal mining heritage is evident in its  historic buildings. As of July 1, 2020, Alberta’s population was 4,421,876. [2], Show map of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, List of former urban municipalities in Alberta, "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. 1945; increased demand for steam coal during the war years led to greater production within the industry. At one time (after the Depression) there was very little work available for young men in the Canadian prairies so they went west into British Columbia in search of work in the mines. [3] Mount Coleman is situated along the east side the Icefields Parkway midway between Saskatchewan Crossing and Sunwapta Pass. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It is served by Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) and the Canadian Pacific Railway. 2016-05-10. You’d think that homes would be inexpensive here – but that is changing fast. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Yes, it’s a real time warp. Mount Coleman (centered in distance) seen from Icefields Parkway, Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering, The Story of the Mountains in Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Alberta–British Columbia foothills forests, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mount_Coleman_(Alberta)&oldid=983272789, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 08:44. Coleman was once a force to be reckoned with, in terms of coal mining. It was formerly incorporated as a town prior to 1979 when it amalgamated with four other municipalities to form Crowsnest Pass. Miner’s cabins and “white hat” homes (mine supervisors wore white hats) were abandoned. Source: Glenbow Archives, NC-54-2930. Alberta’s year-over-year population growth was 1.38%, which was above the national average (1.10%) but down slightly from last year (1.48%). Today, Main Street looks like a movie set with its abandoned buildings. →. The discovery of a major oil deposit at Leduc, Alberta, foreshadows a decline in the province’s coal production. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Coleman is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. It was formerly incorporated as a town prior to 1979 when it amalgamated with four other municipalities to form Crowsnest Pass . Coleman. ( Log Out /  According to the 2006 Census of Canada, the population of Coleman is 1,065, which represents 19% of the overall population of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass (5,749). Johanne, it’s good to hear that it will be revitalized by new people coming in, even for summer homes. The old school houses a regional museum, worth visiting for the local flavour. (Wikipedia). Although a number of people still live in Coleman most of their food and services are purchased in Blairmore, a town that is a mere 5 minute drive away. A feature of the town was the mine’s 100 (later 216) coke ovens located at the edge of town, which operated from 1906 to 1952. Coleman’s not a place I would usually stop to visit, but now I definitely will! I love to walk down the wide street every time I visit and imagine what the town must have been like in its heyday. Coleman persevered through coal mine strikes (1911 and 1932), floods (1923 and 1942) and fires (1948) but eventually the coal mines in the area gradually closed as gas replaced coal for heating. Explanation: Urban areas and population centers in the boundaries of 2016. The town grew rapidly, surpassing its neighbour Blairmore as the largest in the region. I hope the town realizes the importance of these wonderful old buildings and protects them for the future. [4], Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Coleman is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Coleman is a small town with a population of just over 1,000 people. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The town is located in the Rocky Mountains within the municipality of Crowsnest Pass in Alberta. Coleman's coal mining heritage is evident in its several historic buildings, a regional museum, the ruins of its coal plant and coke ovens, several nearby abandoned mines and the "biggest piggy bank in the world" made from a 36-inch (910 mm) gauge air driven thermos bottle mine locomotive.