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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

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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...more
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| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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All reviews turtle mountain frank slide rock slide coal mining interactive displays awe inspiring many times slide area canadian history crowsnest pass well worth the visit gift shop southern alberta crows nest surrounding area on the rocks definitely worth the stop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off it’s good to note during the slow season you get more one on one time to talk to the staff and enjoy a slower pace. There are lots of interactive displays and the views are fantastic. I have never been before but it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank articusblue
Reviewed January 1, 2019

As a child, I was vaguely aware of the event. This visit brought the history and whole story to life!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Johnnyj1937
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Be sure to plan a bit of time for your visit to Frank Slide Interpretive Centre so you can see everything they have to offer. Outside there are several trails and walkways that afford you different views of just how much rock came down off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Having driven into this area the previous evening and read all the information about the disaster a visit here was a must do. We arrived quite early before the centre was open so we walked the trails around the centre reading the information boards as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cossyann
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The exhibits and videos did a great job telling of the story. The rocks that remain are a sight to be seen! I left feeling sad of those buried under the rocks but happy they are keeping their story alive! My 11 and 12 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teeka33
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Nice walking paths. Nice museum that is well laid out and easily accessible with lots of good information

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

An interesting place to visit to learn about the slide. There are a few walks through the surrounding area including the slide remnants. The only cost is if you want to go into the Interpretive Centre building and view the information and watch the video(s)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Les B
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a neat area. Very pretty with the fall colours. Staff are friendly and helpful. The centre has a lot of interesting things to check out. Very well taken care of. Lots of parking. Fun trail to check out. Make sure to stop in on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Located near Crowsnest Pass, it was a nice stop after a scenic drive from BC. The landslide at Frank was the worst disaster of its type in Canadian history. The Interpretive Centre was set up to inform about the disaster but with a special emphasis...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smrgeog
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Took the kids to the interpretive center to see what it was about. Extremely interesting. An awful piece of Alberta history but really enjoyed the videos and all the information available. Hiked the interpretive path through the rocks which was quite beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 1, 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
August 4, 2017|
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Response from MyriahS10 | 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
July 24, 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