Hillcrest Mine Disaster 105th Anniversary

On June 19, 1914, 189 men were killed in Canada’s worst underground mining disaster.

Explore the experience of the town of Hillcrest, devastated when 90 widows and over 250 fatherless children mourned in the aftermath of this tragic event.

Hillcrest Mine Disaster 105th Anniversary Memorial Service & Wreath Laying

Date :  Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Place:  Hillcrest Mine Disaster Memorial Monument, Hillcrest Cemetery

Reception to follow at Hillcrest Miners' Club

Limited seating for Memorial Service – Please bring lawn chair

Guided Hillcrest Cemetery Tour – following Ceremony

by Frank Slide Interpretive Centre Staff


11:00 AM - Guided Hike to Hillcrest Mine Site – Contact Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

for information and to register for hike (403) 562-7388



Cathy Pisony
Program Coordinator - Community Liaison and Special Events

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No registration required.