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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

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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...more
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| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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All reviews turtle mountain frank slide rock slide coal mining interactive displays awe inspiring many times slide area crowsnest pass canadian history southern alberta well worth the visit crows nest surrounding area great view great job gift shop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having driven into this area the previous evening and read all the information about the disaster a visit here was a must do. We arrived quite early before the centre was open so we walked the trails around the centre reading the information boards as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cossyann
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The exhibits and videos did a great job telling of the story. The rocks that remain are a sight to be seen! I left feeling sad of those buried under the rocks but happy they are keeping their story alive! My 11 and 12 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teeka33
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Nice walking paths. Nice museum that is well laid out and easily accessible with lots of good information

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

An interesting place to visit to learn about the slide. There are a few walks through the surrounding area including the slide remnants. The only cost is if you want to go into the Interpretive Centre building and view the information and watch the video(s)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Les B
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a neat area. Very pretty with the fall colours. Staff are friendly and helpful. The centre has a lot of interesting things to check out. Very well taken care of. Lots of parking. Fun trail to check out. Make sure to stop in on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Located near Crowsnest Pass, it was a nice stop after a scenic drive from BC. The landslide at Frank was the worst disaster of its type in Canadian history. The Interpretive Centre was set up to inform about the disaster but with a special emphasis...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smrgeog
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Took the kids to the interpretive center to see what it was about. Extremely interesting. An awful piece of Alberta history but really enjoyed the videos and all the information available. Hiked the interpretive path through the rocks which was quite beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Korri G
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Although the statistics seemed to change with each display/signpost both inside and outside the Interpretive Centre (I'll stick with 90,000,000 tonnes of rock, 90 seconds, 90 dead) this facility easily conveys the enormity of what happened all those years ago. It helps when the legacy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wuppetts
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Very well done and informative displays. Clear explanation of the history and geology in the area. Check out the short overview movie. Definitely worth the stop. Low entry fee. It is a bit of a sobering visit to think of the residents who were killed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It actually IS a destination in itself, so definitely do stop by if just passing through on the highway. We arrived late, maybe 45 minutes before closing. We opted to pay the admission but not see the movies and such. At that, we still were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 1, 2017|
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Response from Monica F | Property representative |
Hello, glad you're planning to visit! Inside the Centre there are four levels of exhibits and two HD movies, each roughly 30 minutes to watch. You'll want to allow at least an hour to 1.5 hours. Outside the Centre there are... More
August 4, 2017|
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Response from MyriahS10 | Property representative |
We are unable to allow dogs in the Interpretive Centre but they are welcome on our walking paths and boardwalk areas.
Peter A
July 24, 2015|
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