Coal Publications and Maps
This section contains publications relating to coal that Alberta Energy has produced. Coal is the world's most abundant fossil fuel. Canada is ranked tenth in the world in total proven coal reserves. Alberta’s coal reserves represent 70% of Canada’s total reserves. Alberta’s coal reserves contain more than twice the energy of all of the province's other non-renewable energy resources, including conventional oil and pentanes, natural gas, natural gas liquids and bitumen and synthetic crude.
These overviews of Alberta’s Coal and Mineral Development Branch are intended to provide a yearly review of the coal, metallic and industrial mineral activity in Alberta.
These documents provide information about the Coal industry in Alberta. If you have further questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions portion of our site.
Coal Fact Sheet
Learn about coal and the Alberta coal industry.
Talk about Royalties
Royalties help fund important programs like health, education and infrastructure. They ensure that Albertans receive a portion of the benefits arising from the development of the province’s energy resources. This fact sheet explains what royalties are and how they are calculated.
Coal Activity Maps
Maps showing current dispositions of coal mineral rights in Alberta. Use the pdf map of the entire province to get a snapshot of coal dispositions accurate to the nearest section. Use the interactive map to obtain more detailed information and to select different data layers for viewing
Coal Mine Atlas of Alberta (Energy Resources Convervation Board)
This Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) publication provides maps township by township, showing the locations of over 2,000 coal mines, and exploratory and experimental excavations, which are currently operating in Alberta or have operated in the past.
Data and Publications (AER)
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) publishes a variety of publications related to coal resource development and production. Some of these publications contain coal maps. Some AER publications are available online at no charge. Others are available for purchase.