Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
4.5
Historic Sites • Mountains • Hiking Trails
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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
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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, 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.
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Simon H
Moose Jaw, Canada40 contributions
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, UT19,742 contributions
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, Canada199 contributions
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
Sep. 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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lemon910
Calgary, Canada349 contributions
Jul. 2022
Excellent walk, brilliant interpretative centre/museum, absorbing movies. Cannot visit without an emotional reaction. A must visit in Alberta.
Written August 12, 2022
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Celia63
Edmonton, Canada89 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Learned a lot about a tragedy that happened more than a century ago. The importance of listening to people like the First Nation people who lived in this area that described the mountain that moves and don’t trust this mountain!
Written August 2, 2022
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Prairieboy54
Grande Prairie, Canada14 contributions
Sep. 2021
It was over 30 years since I was last at Frank Slide and what a change since I was last there. The interpretive centre was extremely well done and answered all the questions a person would have about the slide. This is a gem that if it was any were else but in the lower corner of the province would be packed. Take the extra time to visit, it will be worth it.
Written September 18, 2021
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada1,018 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Wonderful museum, with a theatre where you can watch a 30 minute doc on Frank Slide. The lower 2 rooms were the best, and seem to be the newest. They showcase the human experience that day and it's really well done. Also recommend doing the short hike outside. It's a loop. Wild to walk through the rocks.
Written September 15, 2021
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Northern baker
London, Canada79 contributions
Aug. 2021
This is a very good interpretive centre about the Frank Slide which happened in 1903. WE were visiting the area in Aug 2021.
I would recommend about 1.5-2 hrs to fully explore the centre.
It is situated amongst the huge boulders and remaining rock slide of the original event, which helps to impart its severity. I think that the centre has a good mix of historical, geological, and interactive materials to engage a wide variety of visitors.
Written August 27, 2021
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jjluke
Calgary, Canada1,316 contributions
Aug. 2021
We visited the Frank Slide Interpretive Center over the course of our long weekend trip to Southern Alberta to learn more about the coal business that drove the economy in the early 20th century, as well as the unfortunate disaster which caused so much damage in such little time.

The center has a few levels with multiple exhibits detailing the coal business of the area and what happened with the slide. Staff were helpful and professional. There are a number of historical artifacts as well as activities and science exhibits. In addition, the theater onsite has a few shows in rotation showcasing the disaster and coal business, all very interesting in the grand scheme of things. The path from the top of the center is not quite as expansive, and visits can opt to see and hike the rockfall area without paying for admission.

We also visited Head-Smashed-In Buffalo jump over the weekend and felt there was a greater value proposition there. Notwithstanding, the visit was educational, staff were great and it is worth checking out to learn about what caused the slide.
Please indicate if you found this review to be helpful as it will help me focus my efforts in the future!
Written August 7, 2021
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