Morden Colliery Historic Park protects features of Vancouver Island’s rich coal mining history. This small, undeveloped day-use park contains the only remaining coal tipple on the Island.
This concrete tipple was built in the early 1900s by the Pacific Coal Company, and was the first of its kind in the region. The tipple is all that remains of the Morden Coal Mine, which once thrived here. The first sod was turned at this mine in 1912. In its first year of operation the mine produced 76,000 tonnes of coal. Visit the Friends of the Morden Mine site to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the values in this park.
The Regional District of Nanaimo maintains a trail that runs through the park to the Nanaimo River along a historic railway right-of-way.