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Address: 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning...

Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning shows tell the story of Canada's deadliest rockslide. On April 29 in 1903, 90 million tons of rock fell from Turtle Mountain and buried part of the coal mining town of Frank. Most of the 100 people in the path of the slide were killed. First-hand accounts, dramatic images and talented guides bring emotion to this remarkable and tragic event. Open daily year 'round. Interpretive programs/education programs/special events/gift shop/picnic area/walking trails/visitor information.

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Stop if you like history

Staff at this destination are fantastic. The cinema and story as told by inter active exhibits are well put together and after seeing the slide and distance that it travelled up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert S
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff at this destination are fantastic. The cinema and story as told by inter active exhibits are well put together and after seeing the slide and distance that it travelled up the other slope makes visitors realise how frightening and devastating it must have been I advise visitors to make the circular tour and see the films. Great day out... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great interpretive centre explaining how the mountain fell and buried a coal mining town. There is some hikes right around the interpretive centre through the rock fall and there is also a hike that goes to the top of the mountain. Great views, and very interesting history although sad and tragic.

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Thank FWT55
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I took my two children out for a daily trip outside of Calgary during Spring break to Head Smashed in and Franks slide. We drove on hwy 2 to the buffalo jump and then headed on over to Franks Slide Interpretive Centre. The drive on hwy 3 from the jump to Franks was scenic and beautiful. There are lots of... More 

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Thank 1979jen
Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Possibly my favourite interpretive center. There's something for everyone; geology, history, drama, some interactive stuff. Make sure to do the short interpretive hike while you're there!

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Coleman, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Studied Frank slide a while ago, but it was neat to see the museum in person. Really takes your breath away, seeing what a landslide from a mountain can cause! Very informative!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have stopped at Frank's Slide before but never went into the center but am really happy we took the time to tour through all 4 floors, watch the short film and enjoy the amazing views around. We went on a Saturday and it wasn't very busy. The tour guides were very nice and helpful. The center was was done... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is definitely worth making a stop for. Hard to grasp that the whole side of a mountain became a rockslide that obliterated a town under tonnes of rubbly rock. Even though it was 1903 that it happened, it still gives you an eerie feeling reading and looking at the photos taken after the slide and knowing that 70 to... More 

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Thank muchmusic
Hawaii
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had read a little about the Frank Slide but didn't consider it for our itinerary. As it happens, we were driving to Fernie and drove right past it. We were, to put it mildly, amazed at the heaps of large boulders that surrounded us. The Interpretive Center is very informative. It tells the history of Frank and the surrounding... More 

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Thank HonugirlHawaii
New Glarus, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This muesum/interpretive center tells the story of Canada's deadliest rock slide. In the early morning a huge part of the mountain fell on the sleeping mining town below. Both the human story, and the geological scientific side.

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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am glad we decided to stop at the Interpretive Centre. There is a fascinating history here that you will miss if you marvel at the rock slide as you drive down the highway but don't stop. The center is very well done and give a very interesting history of the rock slide of Turtle Mountain. It is suited for... More 

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