Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects

Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. is proposing to expand the existing Vista Coal Mine Phase I (Phase I), a surface coal mine located approximately 10 kilometres east of Hinton, Alberta. The operation would extract and export thermal coal to international markets. The proposal includes two expansions: an underground coal mine (Vista Test Underground Mine) and a westward expansion of the Phase I mine pits (Vista Mine Phase II Expansion). The expansions would use existing Phase I mine infrastructure, such as coal processing facilities, raw and clean coal conveyors, primary access corridor, and a coal load-out facility.

These expansions were previously referred to as the Coalspur Vista Coal Underground Mine Project and the Vista Coal Mine Phase II Expansion Project.


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Latest update

July 29, 2021 — On July 19, 2021 the Federal Court set aside the designation of the Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change made on July 30, 2020. As a result, the physical activities are no longer designated nor are they subject to the planning phase. The Agency is reviewing the Court’s Decision to determine its implications and to consider next steps.

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Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
1145-9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Email: vistamine-minevista@iaac-aeic.gc.ca


  • Location

    • 10 kilometres east of Hinton (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    Suspended
  • Start Date

    2021-05-06
  • Proponent

    Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number

    80731

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