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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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a great family experience

The museum and film were so interesting. Each section in the building portrayed the events with... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Claresholm, AB. Canada
Touching tribute to the past.

Spent a few hours wondering the museum and watching the movie. Very moving and informative... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
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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 16 August 2017

The museum and film were so interesting. Each section in the building portrayed the events with awesome pictures and articles . The history and displays made you more aware of such a disaster at that time. The museum cost was well worth the visit, and...More

Thank corky4043
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours wondering the museum and watching the movie. Very moving and informative. Amazing to see the powerful effect of mother nature. Cute little gift shop with a variety of options. Trail and walkway in slide provides great picture opportunities. Worth a stop.

Thank Myviewofthings
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I do recall when this happened many years ago. I have been thorough this area quite a few times in the past years. Every time I am amazed at the size of the boulders beside the side of the road. Stop and then go to...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've done the center on one trip and the hike around the slide on another and really enjoyed both. Its an interested piece of Alberta history, our own little Pompeii. Its worth visiting and hiking it.

Thank Care_86
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Found this interesting and the kids had an alright time but it's a bit overpriced for what you do and the activities available. Not a whole lot of hands on things for the kids. Soooo much reading 😩.

Thank Dusty H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

If you are near, this center should not be missed! A very well laid out center with the story of the slide told as you travel through. There are amazing exhibits including a sliding movie showing the geological timeline of the mountain itself. There were...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting history. The 20 minute film was very informative. The site of the slide is incredible to see. It's quite sad but a wonderful tribute and reminder of the lives it took. Highly recommend the stop over and fee entrance to go into the...More

Thank siennacanary
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The slide itself makes us realize the power of mother nature. The interpretation centre is well worth a visit for the great movie presentations...both extremely well done and in our opinion a "must see" to fully appreciate the impact of thecoal mining industry and the...More

Thank 151kasandras
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Frank Slide Interpretive Centers provides the visitor with an excellent and detailed history of the area. The audio- visual presentation provide a wonderful insight into the socio economic conditions at the time of the tragedy. Another presentation explains the geology and the factors that...More

Thank GiftedSkier
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This can be a quick or long stop. Visit the visitor center, where you will find parking, clean restrooms and plenty to see and learn. Watch a movie. Take a hike along a trail or just stop for photos. It all works.

Thank woodmister
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4 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
24 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