Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, 110 million tonnes 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roberta S
Jasper, Canada22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
I enjoyed most of my visit to the Frank Slide Interpretative Centre. The exhibits, narrated descriptions of the event, the history of the Crowsnest Pass area were terrific.
Unfortunately, I couldn't spend the time I would have liked to read about every exhibit amd view the videos because very few people wore masks or practiced physical distancing.
Each area posts a maximum number of occupants but at Area #1 a staff member entered with a tour group of at least 10 people, none of whom were wearing masks or practicing physical distancing. With 6 other people (including myself) already in that exhibit area, it immediately exceeded the maximum of 10 people so I had to leave.
I would expect a facility funded by the Government of Alberta to set and enforce stronger COVID preventative measures.
I definitely did not get the full value of my admission fee because of the thoughtless behavior of others, including a staff member.
Written October 11, 2020
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Matt P
Coronation, Canada108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Quite informative about the Frank citizens of the times but all in all pretty average. My opinion it's not worth the price of admission which isn't irate but still more then it is worth. Honestly I would recommend stopping and reading all the other free local information regarding the slide which you get almost as much at and take the historic scenic route and drive at the base of the slide over the rubble. Expect large crowds and very limited time to experience the interactive displays.
Written August 8, 2020
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gmdalberta
Edmonton, Canada302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This museum chronicles the details just before and after the Frank Slide in 1903. The building is quite new, and the staff very knowledgeable. There is an excellent movie about the slide, as well as a approximately 2 km trail walk through the slide itself. Well worth the time during your Crowsnest Pass stay!!
Written July 19, 2020
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Chad M
Calgary, Canada432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Wow. What an incredible place. I was in awe and I was filled with emotions as I learned about what really happened that night in April 1903. The interpretive centre is amazing. The stories are incredible and the views are beyond realistic. Go see this place. We’ve lived in Alberta for 40 years and never visited. Do yourself a favour!!
Written July 18, 2020
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Northern baker
Fort McMurray, Canada90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is a very good interpretive centre about the Frank Slide which happened in 1903. WE were visiting the area in Aug 2021.
I would recommend about 1.5-2 hrs to fully explore the centre.
It is situated amongst the huge boulders and remaining rock slide of the original event, which helps to impart its severity. I think that the centre has a good mix of historical, geological, and interactive materials to engage a wide variety of visitors.
Written August 27, 2021
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RaphB63
St. Albert, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This centre has a wealth of information about the Frank Slide in 1903. There are many stories, mysteries, artifacts on display that you could spend hours studying this. The 30-min movie is a must as it does a good job in following the stories of different families in Frank. I thought the price of admission was fine: not great, not awful.

I must also commend the centre for their COVID practices. They have hand sanitizer available at the entrance and outside the theatre. They do contact tracing, which is something I haven't seen at many places. They space out the theatre and they provide pencils so you don't touch the buttons/screens.

I had a great experience. Highly recommend.
Written August 19, 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The spectre of thirty million cubit feet of limestone coming crashing down is hard to comprehend but the eastern side of Turtle Mountain gave way on April 29, 1903, burying a portion of the town forever. Why it happened, the rescue effort, the central role of coal and simple geological factors are all covered and other topics too. The centre is over two floors. The site of the disaster can be seen from the centre. Staff were more than willing to assist with any questions.
Written June 4, 2023
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada1,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful museum, with a theatre where you can watch a 30 minute doc on Frank Slide. The lower 2 rooms were the best, and seem to be the newest. They showcase the human experience that day and it's really well done. Also recommend doing the short hike outside. It's a loop. Wild to walk through the rocks.
Written September 15, 2021
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Richard
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It had been decades since my last visit to the Frank Slide as a child. However, this year on August 5th, after a camping trip, I made a deliberate effort to stop and experience it once again. It turned out to be an excellent decision!
Written March 7, 2024
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Kerry M
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We stopped along the highway to observe this unbelievable sight. Then decided to drive up to the interpretive center. The view from up there was out of this world it out it all into perspective. We spoke to the very friendly and informative ladies inside . We did not go through the center at this time as we were tight on time. But will definitely go back. It is so full of history and just awe inspiring to see
Written January 3, 2020
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