Midland Provincial Park
|Midland Provincial Park|
|Location||Drumheller / Starland County, Alberta, Canada|
|Established||5 Jun 1979|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
Once the site of the Midland Coal Mine, it was designated as a provincial park on June 5, 1979. It now hosts the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The Midland Coal Mine was the site of a large mining disaster in the mid-1920s; many men lost their lives in a mine explosion.
Activities in the park include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing and hiking through willows and cottonwoods along the Red Deer River. Points of interest are fossil beds, a mine site and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.