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Address: 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-562-7388
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Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning...

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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Excellent Interpretive Centre

As I now live in the Blairmore area, walking distance to the Great Slide that devoured most of the town of Frank and the entire mine, I go past the rock slide almost daily and in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jeanne1942
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Blairmore, Canada
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Blairmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As I now live in the Blairmore area, walking distance to the Great Slide that devoured most of the town of Frank and the entire mine, I go past the rock slide almost daily and in a year of living here, I am never tired, nor less in awe of the sight than I was the first time I saw... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The site is the location of a major rockfall down the mountain, burying a mining operation and a part of the town in 1903. There are great exhibits and it is interesting to see the rocks (huge) and how far they flew when part of the mountain fell.

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Nanton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had driven through the slide a few times before we stopped in at the interpretive centre. it is very interesting and well worth the time and money to go in. We are in southern Alberta, so this has become a place we sometimes take visiting overseas family for a little day trip. Lundreck Falls close by so quite a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To see it up close is to understand the enormity of the event. It makes the Hope Slide look tiny. The view (ironic) is beautiful. The center is well done with video and interactive displays. Great touch with the voices/stories of the town folk - kids really enjoyed listening and their stories made it "real". Worth the stop on the... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here before the Centre opened, but we walked along the paths and read the plaques. It has a much better perspective than the road. We were following the path to the rock area, but we heard something very large walking around in the trees - we decided not to go any further as no person would have been... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take some time to visit this attraction...worth paying the fee to see what Frank slide is all about. Peaceful place but also has a sad history. Hiking trails around the building so bring walking shoes. Highly recommend this attraction to everyone!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a stop here on our drive to Idaho. I had been here in the early 880's with my parents but was not sure what to expect. The interpretative centre was very well put together with lots of historical information about the area and the Frank slide. The 2 movies were excellent and I highly recommend taking the hour... More 

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Salmon Arm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Nice place, plenty of parking, friendly staff. Lots of places to sit, nice trails to walk, and a good view of the mountain and slide area. The not-so-good: No exhibit to view (unless you pay) and no hint of what is in the exhibit if you were thinking of paying to view it. Small gift shop, a cafe... More 

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Carstairs, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well put together centre that leads you along the what, when and why. Some hands on exhibits so you really understand. Did not see the movies and will go back another time to watch them as we have heard since they were excellent. The letters from the people who lived in that part of town but were elsewhere that night... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited several times over the past 20 year. As residents of Alberta we usually visit when we have out of town visitors. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the center had been extensively renovated since our last visit. The exhibits have been updated with static and interactive displays and there are well-produced documentary films of the disaster... More 

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