Morden Colliery

About the Park

This park features the only remaining coal tipple on the Island. It is a relic of Vancouver Island’s rich coal mining history. This is a small undeveloped day-use park with no facilities. The tipple is all that remains of the Morden Coal Mine, which once thrived here.


The Regional District of Nanaimo maintains a trail that runs from the park to the Nanaimo River along a historic railway.


The area around the coal tipple is fenced off for public safety. Access inside the fenced area is prohibited.



There is no formal picnic area within this park.



There is no camping permitted in this park.



Fires are not permitted at this park.



Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park is 7 km south of Nanaimo. Take Morden Road east off of Hwy 1.


Nearby Parks

Nearby parks to the north include Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Cathedral Grove at Macmillan Provincial Park. Nearby day parks within Nanaimo are Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Roberts Memorial Provincial Park, and Hemer Provincial Park.



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