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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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exhibits inside well worth the money

We found the site excellent, with interactive exhibits that can interest all ages. There was an... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Worth the stop

The whole crowsnest pass area is soul of history but this spot can't be passed!It doesn't take long... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Canmore, 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We found the site excellent, with interactive exhibits that can interest all ages. There was an emphasis on telling the story with the survivors and victims stories as well as the history and the geology- I believe almost everyone could find something to hold their...More

1  Thank Readontheroad
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The whole crowsnest pass area is soul of history but this spot can't be passed!It doesn't take long to have a look and it will amaze you on the events that happened there.Be sure to stay for the short movie,it was well made.

Thank esk70
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to Franks Slide Interpretive center today and was blown away. All the history was very well displayed. The center itself was amazing. A must see for the whole family.

Thank L F
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip here . The drive is quite spectacular and you really get a sense of how small you are whence surrounded by such a vast number of boulders ... the walk is well mapped and we took a circuit through the...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have driven pass the slide many times and this time my family decided it was time to visit the centre. Very informative!! I had some misinformation about the slide and learned a lot about what happened in 1903 - I'm still surprised that the...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 27 August 2016

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,...More

1  Thank Jeanne1942
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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...More

Thank Tj678
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Lee-Anne C
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 -...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 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...More

Thank hopeforsun
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Peter A
is it handicap accessible I,e wheelchair
25 July 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