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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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Possibly my favourite interpretive center. There's something for everyone; geology, history, drama... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Emilie54321
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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
A little bit of History!

Studied Frank slide a while ago, but it was neat to see the museum in person. Really takes your... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
paddockinncoleman
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Coleman, 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 10 March 2017

Possibly my favourite interpretive center. There's something for everyone; geology, history, drama, some interactive stuff. Make sure to do the short interpretive hike while you're there!

Thank Emilie54321
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Studied Frank slide a while ago, but it was neat to see the museum in person. Really takes your breath away, seeing what a landslide from a mountain can cause! Very informative!

Thank paddockinncoleman
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have stopped at Frank's Slide before but never went into the center but am really happy we took the time to tour through all 4 floors, watch the short film and enjoy the amazing views around. We went on a Saturday and it wasn't...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is definitely worth making a stop for. Hard to grasp that the whole side of a mountain became a rockslide that obliterated a town under tonnes of rubbly rock. Even though it was 1903 that it happened, it still gives you an eerie feeling...More

Thank muchmusic
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had read a little about the Frank Slide but didn't consider it for our itinerary. As it happens, we were driving to Fernie and drove right past it. We were, to put it mildly, amazed at the heaps of large boulders that surrounded us....More

Thank HonugirlHawaii
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This muesum/interpretive center tells the story of Canada's deadliest rock slide. In the early morning a huge part of the mountain fell on the sleeping mining town below. Both the human story, and the geological scientific side.

Thank OpaSiekert
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am glad we decided to stop at the Interpretive Centre. There is a fascinating history here that you will miss if you marvel at the rock slide as you drive down the highway but don't stop. The center is very well done and give...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Definitely worth the stop. It is awe-inspiring. The Interpretive Centre offers a wealth of information with many hikes to take in the site.

Thank Mihart
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Driving into Crowsnest Pass (and being completely unfamiliar with this region), seeing the 7000 ft Turtle Mountain and the Frank Slide evokes a OMG/WTheck happened here response. We left going to the Centre to our last day thinking it would be no more than an...More

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Monica F, Manager at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

So glad you found the Frank Slide a "wow!" That's what we love to hear. This is certainly dramatic history at its best. You were trying to figure out how the native people knew that Turtle Mountain was moving. I have two hypotheses: that they...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the various hikes around the centre. Would recommend going to the 'lookout' - a short, very pleasant stroll of about 20 mins there and back. Lots of boards explaining the rock slide around the centre and good views across the mountains and valley....More

Thank Dilly4472
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Peter A
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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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