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“One of the best we've been to” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
403-562-7388
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Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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“One of the best we've been to”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Centre is well-maintained, modern, and extremely well thought-out. It has a dramatic impact, and every possible aspect of the Slide has been researched and documented. The Centre uses exhibits, dramatisations, film, re-imaginings, music, sound effects and many other techniques, to convey the information to the visitors.

The messages of what caused the slide, and its repercussions, though dramatic, have not been over-stated and are factually sound.

The Slide itself, of course, is awe-inspiring in the true sense of the word. The Centre was cleverly designed to make full use of the impact created by viewing the scene.

It is certainly amongst the top 10 cultural attractions in Alberta.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary
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“Canada Deadliest Rockslide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It is Canada deadliest rockslide. It is interesting to learn about our history. I was not prepared to walk around so don't forget to wear proper shoes. I would say it is a must see if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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“Interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Was great to learn about a part of our history. Such a sad day for the town of Frank. It taught my kids about howwe take certain things for granted. It was amazing to see how much of the town was covered with rocks. A terrible accident that turned into a great place to share history.

Visited August 2013
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Red Deer, Canada
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A must see if you are travelling through the Crowsnest Pass. How often does the top of a mountain come down? Here you have the opportunity to see and learn about the biggest rockslide in North America. The slide is still very visible after 110 years and it is truly an amazing sight! The Frank Slide Centre describes the life and times of miners during the early 1900’s. It was truly a rough life. Today, life moves too fast - don’t whiz by the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, slow down and take the time to visit this interesting and informative site you won’t be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Interesting Place....Visit only if you are in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is an interesting place. The Frank Slide was one of North America's worst land slide. I liked the way they have preserved the information and the place around slide. The story is heart-warming. I liked the movie that they played

But its only worth going to, if you are in the neighborhood of this place. Don't travel to Frank only for this place, as you will be truly disappointed.

Do note that the place closes at 6:00 PM and the last show is at 5:30PM

Visited August 2013
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