Robb is located 60 km southwest of Edson in the “Coal Branch” along the Embarras River. Robb is one of two remaining communities in the Coal Branch and is associated with forestry and coal mining.
With the re-emergence of a demand for coal, several mines reopened in the 1970s and prospects for increased development were good. Over time, Robb has become home to those who remain working in the Coal Branch and those who wish to enjoy the rustic environment of the hamlet, either seasonally or throughout the year.
As another old mining town in the Coal Branch, many of the old mine buildings from the town of Robb and other communities along the coal branch, are still located in Robb. This beautiful little hamlet is settled comfortably among the hills and trees with a strong sense of community support and pride from its residents.
There is a hotel and Bed and Breakfast. The hotel has some full service RV hook-ups. There is plenty of basic camping in the surrounding area.