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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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Awesome place for History lesson

Really nice and cool place to visit and witness the awesome power of nature. You an spend a few... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
rainer93
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Lacombe, Canada
Not to be missed

This is an exceptional museum that describes the events and provides context for two of Canada's... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
mmzero
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Spokane, Washington
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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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| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Really nice and cool place to visit and witness the awesome power of nature. You an spend a few hours in the entre itself and learn quite about about this natural disaster. Also walking around the area is testimony to the destructive power of mother...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is an exceptional museum that describes the events and provides context for two of Canada's worst disasters, the Frank Slide and the Hillcrest Mine disaster. If "dark tourism" is your thing, this is the place to visit. The exhibits are first rate and the...More

Thank mmzero
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I always enjoy stopping here when travelling through the pass. The walking trails are very user friends, sky lines can be amazing when you pick the right time of day for a stroll and the indoor interpretive centre is a modern gem in the small...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Another great place to visit..the magnitude of the disaster, the size of the landslide is huge great visitors centre with good facilities well worth a visit

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Just happen to be going through crows nest pass and happened upon this. It was very interesting and something I never had heard of or even heard of such a rockslide. Also a good history of coal mining in the region. Staff was very helpful...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Stopped at the Frank slide Interpretive Centre and am I ever happy I did. I was able to watch 2 movies that provided lots of history on the area and the epic slide of 1903. Great interactive displays that you are able to view at...More

Thank Barb A
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The center is a great place to learn about the Frank Slide. The center exhibits are very nicely planned. I learned a great deal about the tragic slide that occurred. The exhibits are modern, some are interactive. It is a great place for young and...More

Thank JM-from-Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews online of the centre not being worth the money, we opted to just partake in doing the Frank Slide Trail. However, I wish we had known beforehand that there is an interpretative guidebook you can buy inside the centre which explains something...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I thought that for $13/pp would be a little bit expensive. I had a CFOne card- so it was free for my husband and I. I would personally recommend just going and walking around on the trails. I didn't feel that the information inside was...More

Thank JannyHoliday
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Great spot to get an understanding of this huge slide a the Crowsnest Pass. It is just amazing to see the slide site. The views from the hillside by the information centre are awesome. Looks as though it could have happened yesterday. You have to...More

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Getalife8
1 December 2017|
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Response from Monica F | Property representative |
Hello, glad you're planning to visit! Inside the Centre there are four levels of exhibits and two HD movies, each roughly 30 minutes to watch. You'll want to allow at least an hour to 1.5 hours. Outside the Centre there are... More
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Twins4andrea
5 August 2017|
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Response from Myriah S | Property representative |
We are unable to allow dogs in the Interpretive Centre but they are welcome on our walking paths and boardwalk areas.
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Peter A
25 July 2015|
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Response from Monica F | Property representative |
The Centre is completely accessible for people in wheelchairs. Hope to see you this weekend at the Crowsnest Heritage Festival. Monica
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