Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, 110 million tonnes 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gardiner W
Vancouver, Canada480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Have passed through the Frank slide site often before but never took the 1.5km drive up the hill to the centre - my mistake. It was excellent. Two short films - one on the slide itself in 1903 which basically wiped out the small coal mining town of Frank. And the other film on coal mining in the Crowsnest region (coal still being minded today). The centre was well organized, provided interesting perspective on this very dangerous occupation, and provided information on the indigenous folks in the area. A very good outline of this important part of western Canadian history
Written April 10, 2024
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Richard
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It had been decades since my last visit to the Frank Slide as a child. However, this year on August 5th, after a camping trip, I made a deliberate effort to stop and experience it once again. It turned out to be an excellent decision!
Written March 7, 2024
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GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada2,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We took two couples here. They were visiting Canada from the UK. They were very impressed by the quality of the exhibit and the high degree of competence by the guides that worked here. This is a must see spot for anyone visiting Western Canada
Written September 12, 2023
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SJH
Ottawa219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
So glad we drove 2 hours out of our way. It was so well done, very fascinating and we learned a lot. Dont miss the movies. Bring a picnic lunch.
Written August 27, 2023
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Robin C
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My husband and I zipped past the Frank Slide yesterday, not knowing about it, on our way to Waterton Lakes Park. Once I looked up a bit more information, we decided to backtrack in order to go to the Interpretive Centre. WOW, I learned so much during my visit. I saw a factual and interesting video presentation by a geologist with the Canadian Geological Survey whose main job is to monitor the South Peak for movement. Saw stories about survivors and victims of the Slide and the poignant everyday decisions that they made that landed each person on one side or the other. Heroic effort by a brakeman on the train who ran across the slide to warn an oncoming passenger train.
This centre is respectful of the lost souls and presents the information so that kids and former kids would all enjoy it.
Written June 22, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The spectre of thirty million cubit feet of limestone coming crashing down is hard to comprehend but the eastern side of Turtle Mountain gave way on April 29, 1903, burying a portion of the town forever. Why it happened, the rescue effort, the central role of coal and simple geological factors are all covered and other topics too. The centre is over two floors. The site of the disaster can be seen from the centre. Staff were more than willing to assist with any questions.
Written June 4, 2023
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Simon H
Moose Jaw, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Very interesting and cool place on the valley opposite the slide .the staff are very knowledgeable and it the exhibits are very well set up .Theres a small cinema there showing 20 mins videos .
Written December 30, 2022
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Kbecjeans⛺
Salt Lake City, UT20,582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was a very impressive example of what the earth can do. The slide, most likely set off by mining activity in the area, was huge and destructive. It was very worth the stop to learn more and to really take in the disaster. Highly recommended.
Written October 29, 2022
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Tori W
Calgary, Canada196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Fantastic interpretive centre, tons of interactive options. the films were fantastic, you can do the walk outside. I highly recommend this stop!
Written October 17, 2022
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Inez K
Didsbury, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
The information shared in the stories, videos, and displays was enlightening, educational, and entertaining. Staff were particularly helpful and informative - especially Andee.
Written September 20, 2022
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