If there’s one thing we do really well, it’s mine!

Our metallurgical coal is some of the best in the world, and if you’ve seen precision industrial or surgical instruments, or used a stainless appliance, there’s a good chance its beginnings may have had something to do with our coal. 

We’re a coal mining town, but that’s not all we have to do here. 

We’re situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by forests, wildlife, some of the purest water on earth, and an incredible array of things to do, just out the back door.  We’ve got world class skiing just half an hour away, a great little golf course, incredible walking, biking and hiking trails, world class canoeing and kayaking on the Elk River, and exceptional hunting, fishing and off road adventuring.  And don’t forget our top notch recreational centre, a hit with the kids, boasting a salt water pool, gym, fitness centre and more. 

If you’re interested, stop by our Visitor Information Centre and see what adventures Sparwood has in store for you!

Our Market Highlights Local Artisans & Crafters, Farmers, Butchers, Bakers, Restaurateurs, Health & Wellness, Food Trucks and Live Music.

Farmers' Market

See the action of the coal mine up close with one of our mine tours.

Mine Tours

Stop for a visit to see one of the world's largest trucks.

Titan Truck