Here are the five largest coal mines by production in Canada, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. HighVale Mine
The HighVale Mine is a surface mine located in Alberta. It is owned by TransAlta and produced an estimated 9.329 MTPA of coal in 2020.
2. Fording River Mine
Located in British Columbia, the Fording River Mine is owned by Teck Resources. The surface mine produced an estimated 8.184 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2061.
3. Elkview Mine
The Elkview Mine is located in British Columbia. It is owned by Teck Resources and produced an estimated 7.853 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2057.
4. Greenhills Mine
The Greenhills Mine, owned by Teck Resources, is a surface mine located in British Columbia. The mine produced an estimated 6.235 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2068.
5. Estevan Mine
Owned by Westmoreland Mining Holding, the Estevan Mine is a surface mine located in Saskatchewan. It produced an estimated 4.35 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2030.
Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.