Coalmont is a small village located 18 km northwest of Princeton, British Columbia. The historic mining town was established in 1911 and was a supply point for the nearby coal mine in Blakeburn. The townsite currently has approximately 60 homes sitting in between the Tulameen River and Trans Canada Trail. Coalmont offers access to excellent outdoor activities including camping, ATVing, hiking, swimming, gold panning and more.
Coalmont is perfect for exploring the remnants of the area's vast mining and gold rush history. Camp at the Granite Recreation Site and visit the self guided walking tour of the historic gold rush town of Granite City. Drive around Coalmont to see the historic hotel, general store and more. Then jump onto an ATV and ride the old Blakeburn coal tram line up the mountainside or along the Trans Canada Trail through the tunnels and bridges of the Kettle Valley Railway. There's something for everyone to explore!
Granite Creek, White Sands Beach and Blakeburn, the old coal mine, just waiting to be explored.
Coalmont offers excellent off-grid camping at the nearby Granite Creek Recreation Site. The site offers 21 separate campsites and sits next to Tulameen River and Granite Creek. The site is popular with ATVers using it as a base camp to explore the vast roads and trails in the area. Other activities include tubing, swimming, fishing and gold panning in the river and walking the historic site of nearby Granite City.
RICH IN HISTORY
Granite City was a gold rush town established in 1885 but slowly disappeared as the gold rush declined into the 1900s. As Granite City waned, nearby Coalmont established itself in 1911. The Columbia Coal and Coke Company used Coalmont as a supply point on the Kettle Valley Railway to service the coal mine in nearby Blakeburn. Today Coalmont still harbours many hints of it’s rich past, with the abandoned Blakeburn mine and Granite Creek, making the area a compelling area for history-buffs to visit.
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Coalmont is a small village with a population of about 85, and around 20 seasonal residents. Located only 7 kms from Tulameen with real estate prices at a fraction of the price, many consider Coalmont to be the diamond in the rough with great investment potential.
HOW TO GET THERE
The village of Coalmont is located 19 km northwest of Princeton and 304 km (4 hours) east of Vancouver. The easiest highway route is via Hwy 3 (Crowsnest) east of Hope to Princeton, then northeast on the scenic Coalmont Road to Coalmont.