Vista Coal Underground Mine Project and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Project

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


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Latest update

September 29, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Vista Coal Underground Mine Project and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Project proposed by Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. warrants designation under the Impact Assessment Act, and has issued an order. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
94 New Order Designating Physical Activities - September 29, 2021
93 New Minister's Response - July 29, 2021

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Contacts

Vista Coal Underground Mine Project and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Project
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

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-05-06
  • Proponent

    Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Designated project - Awaiting initial project description
  • Reference Number

    80731

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..within 200 kilometres
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