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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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Well presented, sad story

This interpretive centre is very well laid out, lots of panels to read and a few interactive... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Tanya T
St. John's, Canada
A bit of a tragic history.

With reference to Wikipedia (edited) as I could not say it better. Allow about an hour to take in... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Stephne A
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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
+1 403-562-7388
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This interpretive centre is very well laid out, lots of panels to read and a few interactive demonstrations for the kids. Two shows, about 1/2 hour long, one on general Crowsnest Pass which I didn't watch, and one on the Frank Slide (I personally think...More

1  Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

With reference to Wikipedia (edited) as I could not say it better. Allow about an hour to take in the history or about 15 minutes for a quick overview. "The Frank Slide was a rockslide that buried part of the mining town of Frank, Northwest...More

Thank Stephne A
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were there too late for the centre and as it was over 90F, we two old crocks opted not to walk the full trail. The sheer size and volume of the rocks is awe-inspiring! As with any event there are myths and strange stories...More

Thank gaynor h
Reviewed 7 July 2017

See the museum and actual site where the deadliest slide in Canadian history took place. 80 people died and town of Frank was wiped out. You can gain a lot of history at the site and it should not be missed. It's almost hard to...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is our first foray into Alberta and the history around every bend surprised and intrigued us. The Frank Slide is one such history lesson. A visit to the Interpretive Center allowed us to learn what life was like in the coal mining town of...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Try and wrap your head around the enormity of the slide. The shear destruction and size is mind boggling all these years later.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We have driven by the still fresh looking 1914 slide on Highway 3 in the Crow’s Nest Pass but never stopped. To access watch for the turn off by the gas station on the east side of town. About 1.5 Km up hill (paved) to...More

1  Thank Ted M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We made a detour to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre on our way to Waterton, and we were happy that we did. The area affected by the slide is enormous, and quite eerie. The Centre is an excellent place to stop in for not only...More

Thank Laurinska
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

One hears about events, looks up information on the internet, maybe drives by (in daylight) at 80kmh glimpsing the scale of this 90 seconds long event from 1903. When passing through the Crow’s Nest Pass, take a break from your journey. Drive 1.5km into the...More

Thank AlleVast
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Learn about Geology of a mountain and how it can lead to a disaster the piled the 80 million pounds of rock 2k across the river.

Thank Tim C
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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.
Peter A
25 July 2015|
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