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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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Small and off the road - but interesting

This can be a quick or long stop. Visit the visitor center, where you will find parking, clean... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
woodmister
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Edmonton, Canada
Awe inspiring

I honestly hadn't heard of this place at all before driving by. We stopped to have lunch (they have... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
tripleaardvark
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Langley, Canada
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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 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
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I honestly hadn't heard of this place at all before driving by. We stopped to have lunch (they have picnic tables there), and decide to check out the centre. You just can't believe how massive the rock slide was, and how far the debris field...More

Thank tripleaardvark
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The site is impressive and somber. It also commemorates the Hillcrest mine disaster of 1914. The movies are worth watching as well as they explain the tragedy but also give a glimpse into the lives of the miners.

1  Thank claude_monnier
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 8 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 7 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 6 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 30 June 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 25 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
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Twins4andrea
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.
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Peter A
24 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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