May 2023 Meeting Highlights

Discussing the opening of the newly redesigned Nordegg Discovery Centre and the Brazeau Collieries Mine Tours this spring.

This month’s meeting was held virtually. We welcomed Matt Martinson, Director of Agriculture & Community Services with Clearwater County, who shared some updates about the newly redesigned Nordegg Discovery Centre and the Brazeau Collieries Mine Tours.

Nordegg Discovery Centre and Brazeau Collieries Mine Site Tours

The Nordegg Discovery Centre, which combines a visitor information centre and interpretive centre, aims at showcasing and celebrating history, culture, and the environment while also serving as an information hub for visitors. The NDC opens this May long weekend for mine site tour ticket sales.

Mine tours will be free of charge this season, with a donation system in place. The focus is on tour quality rather than revenue, and Clearwater County wishes to provide affordable access to a facility that hasn’t been open in a number of years.

There will be no commercial access to the mine this year, however the county is open to exploring options to allow commercial operators to provide tours in the mine area. Discussions on this likely won’t occur until fall or winter 2023-24 once the busy season as passed.

Lisa Lima from Travel Alberta presenting on the Ultimate Travellers

Upcoming Community Engagement Sessions

A couple of events will be held in Nordegg in the next several weeks.

On June 9 and 10, a community open house will take place at the Community Hall to discuss the new concept for the Nordegg Cemetery. You can find out more here

Council will be hosting a community engagement session on future development in Nordegg on June 29, 6-8pm at the Community Hall. This is a call to all Nordegg residents, business owners, and volunteer groups who have thoughts or plans about future development in Nordegg. Council will be in attendance to hear presentations from the local community. You can register for the event here.

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June 2023 Meeting Highlights

Two meetings this month. On June 7 the Black Lung Ultra folks presented their plans for an ultra marathon in summer 2024. On June 19 we hosted Clearwater County Council for a tour of the area, followed by a meet & greet with the partners in the afternoon.

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Looking ahead at the improvements that would have the greatest impact on the visitor experience and local operators.

March 2023 Meeting Highlights

This month we discussed tourism on public lands and ongoing trail initiatives.

February 2023 Meeting Highlights

Discussing ongoing events, destination packages and the Travel Alberta Tourism Investment Program
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