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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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Try and wrap your head around the enormity of the slide. The shear destruction and size is mind... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spuddler
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Charlottetown, Canada
Fine Historical Museum

We have driven by the still fresh looking 1914 slide on Highway 3 in the Crow’s Nest Pass but never... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ted M
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Vancouver, 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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+1 403-562-7388
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We made a detour to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre on our way to Waterton, and we were happy that we did. The area affected by the slide is enormous, and quite eerie. The Centre is an excellent place to stop in for not only...More

Thank Laurinska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One hears about events, looks up information on the internet, maybe drives by (in daylight) at 80kmh glimpsing the scale of this 90 seconds long event from 1903. When passing through the Crow’s Nest Pass, take a break from your journey. Drive 1.5km into the...More

Thank AlleVast
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about Geology of a mountain and how it can lead to a disaster the piled the 80 million pounds of rock 2k across the river.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the Frank Slide for the first time. The history is quite tragic and the interpretive centre did a great job of showing the history of the town and the tragedy. The centre admission was a little pricey but you can walk around the...More

Thank TommysMommy123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend anyone to stop in when in the area. Very informative. Stories amazing. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here were really helpful. The film on the Frank slide was really well done. The interactive exhibits were amazing. I have driven by many times and never stopped before. So glad we stopped this time.

1  Thank johnmJ2594PN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth going to the lookout in front of the interpretive centre for a panoramic view of the valley.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Interperative Centre has done an amazing job in describing the tragic events that hit the area in the early 1900's. They did a great job giving faces and personal accounts to both victims and survivors. The two films are worth watching. They really provide...More

Thank Jo Anne D
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Peter A
is it handicap accessible I,e wheelchair
25 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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