We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-562-7388
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 196 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 124
  • 59
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
Moving displays

Well put together centre that leads you along the what, when and why. Some hands on exhibits so you really understand. Did not see the movies and will go back another time to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Karen C
Carstairs, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 191: English reviews
Salmon Arm
Level Contributor
75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The good: Nice place, plenty of parking, friendly staff. Lots of places to sit, nice trails to walk, and a good view of the mountain and slide area. The not-so-good: No exhibit to view (unless you pay) and no hint of what is in the exhibit if you were thinking of paying to view it. Small gift shop, a cafe... More 

Thank JenwaC
Carstairs, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Well put together centre that leads you along the what, when and why. Some hands on exhibits so you really understand. Did not see the movies and will go back another time to watch them as we have heard since they were excellent. The letters from the people who lived in that part of town but were elsewhere that night... More 

Thank Karen C
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
513 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have visited several times over the past 20 year. As residents of Alberta we usually visit when we have out of town visitors. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the center had been extensively renovated since our last visit. The exhibits have been updated with static and interactive displays and there are well-produced documentary films of the disaster... More 

Thank FunOnly
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've been by this many times but never have stopped. We had the time and were happy with the interpretive center. It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it contains a lot of information. This is a great place for kids as well....lots of activities and games to learn from.

Thank cobalt753
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We ended up spending more time in the Interpretive Centre than expected. Very interesting. Be sure to pick up a guide before you go on the trail. We were already on the trail before we realized there was a guide to be had. An amazing site and a reminder of the power of mother nature.

Thank Cherie F
Pleasanton, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We drove from Waterton Lakes to Crowsnest Pass for a hike. The hike was uneventful, but "the slide" was unforgettable! The interpretive center has been massively successful at helping visitors SEE the actual rock slide today and FEEL the slide as it happened to real people in 1903. The video is an essential part of the experience here so don't... More 

Thank CMR01
Cardston, Canada
Level Contributor
95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Over the last decade I have been to this place about five times. It is a great place to visit and it does a great job of presenting the history of the slide. The exhibits are excellent with a lot of variety for all ages. The movies they show in the theatre are first rate...I even bought a DVD! The... More 

Thank Thrift M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
150 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We did this as part of a day trip from Calgary and it definitely is worth the drive down to learn about a very important part of Canadian history. They do a fantastic job giving insight into what happened on that fateful day, lots of informative exhibits about how the town of Frank came to be and stories from the... More 

Thank Brad N
Swift Current
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We drove to see the Frank slide and it is amazing to see the slide path still entirely visible today with boulders larger than cars. We did the self guided tour and walked the path-did not pay admission to the interpretive site - even so it met our needs and was interesting. On the way back to Waterton we also... More 

Thank SpeedyCreekGirl
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were travelling through the area and really did not know much about this. This center was so well planned and the information was presented in a very spectacular way. Movies, exhibits, great staff and many windows facing frank slide/ turtle mountain. Do not miss this if you are ever in this are!

Thank ashandadaisy

Travellers who viewed Frank Slide Interpretive Centre also viewed

Crowsnest Pass, Canadian Rockies
Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass

Been to Frank Slide Interpretive Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Frank Slide Interpretive Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?