There are more than 3032 coal mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Canada, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest coal mines by production in Canada in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Fording River Mine

The Fording River Mine is a surface mine located in British Columbia. It is owned by Teck Resources and produced an estimated 8.51 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2060. Buy the profile here.

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2. Elkview Mine

Located in British Columbia, the Elkview Mine is owned by Teck Resources. The surface mine produced an estimated 8.06 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2052. Buy the profile here.

3. Vista Project

The Vista Project is located in Alberta. It is owned by KC Euroholdings S.a r.l. and produced an estimated 6.95 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2046. Buy the profile here.

4. Greenhills Mine

The Greenhills Mine, owned by Teck Resources, is a surface mine located in British Columbia. The mine produced an estimated 4.84 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2062. Buy the profile here.

5. Estevan Mine

Owned by Westmoreland Mining Holding, the Estevan Mine is a surface mine located in Saskatchewan. It produced an estimated 4.34 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

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