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Great history lesson on the area. Well worth the stop. Friendly staff on arrival. Recommend you... read more

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David W
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This was so informative!

I learned a lot of interesting facts about one of the biggest tragedies in Canadian History. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
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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, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great history lesson on the area. Well worth the stop. Friendly staff on arrival. Recommend you watch the video on how the slide happened as it gives a better understanding on the displays. Well laid out displays and good view of the slide from the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot of interesting facts about one of the biggest tragedies in Canadian History. The information center is beautiful and full of very relevant facts, figures and truths about what really happened on that fateful day. It is also very interesting to learn...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great learning experience about the frank slide, how to happened and what is to come. The voice overs are so slow we didn't listen to them but reading and some of the videos were enough to understand what happened. Would recommend!

Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew nothing about the Frank Slide before visiting Alberta. After hearing about it we altered our plans so that we could visit. It was worth it. The interpretive centre is excellent. The exhibits and reenactment film allow you to enter the experience and empathize...More

Thank karenekettle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving along the Crowsnest Highway you suddenly come to this area of tumbled rocks which looks something like a moonscape. You then realise that beneath all these rocks there once stood a town until the side of a mountain fell in 1903, burying everything and...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed June 9, 2018

I just stopped at the roadside stop. I had a truck with a trailer so I didn't want to get into the trouble of navigating the parking lot with it. But even this was awe inspiring. To see all the rocks and that a town...More

Thank SailorAirman
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

The first time I drove through the Crowsnest Past, decades ago, I couldn't believe my eyes. From gorgeous green, rolling hills and mountainous scenery to an enormous field of gigantic boulders you have to stop and wonder what happened here. Take a short road up...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A person could whiz through this extraordinary museum in 10 minutes (if they were wearing running shoes) but they would sadly be losing a fascinating insight into not only one Canada's largest disasters, but into every disaster that is in the news today. The disaster,...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Only walked along the outdoor displays (which were very informative) and then did the hike through the rocks. If you are driving through the area, it really is worth the stop to learn a bit more about it and appreciate the magnitude of what happened.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Another place I have never stopped at until today. I wasn’t sure about doing the walk through the interpretive centre, but I was amazed at the information they have. Well worth it.

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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 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
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