Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass

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Mountain Historic Site
Telling the story of Canada's deadliest rock slide, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre provides a sensitive insight into life at the coal mining town, both before and after the catastrophe. On the morning of April 29th, 1903, 82 million tonnes (90 million metric tons) of limestone rock cascaded down Turtle Mountain and within 100 seconds, ferociously destroyed the eastern edge of Frank, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the coal mine. Discover the causes, impact, and individual tales of the rock slide through a series of dynamic programs and interactive displays, or check out the award winning audio-visual presentations in the center's 70 seat, high definition theater. A 1.5 km (0.9 mi) trail around the edge of the slide site provides a moving, and up close look at nature's fatal power. To visit Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and get the most from your holiday in Crowsnest Pass, create itinerary details personal to you using our Crowsnest Pass vacation route planner.
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  • The staff here were really helpful. The film on the Frank slide was really well done. The interactive exhibits were amazing. I have driven by many times and never stopped before. So glad we stopped th...  more »
  • It is worth going to the lookout in front of the interpretive centre for a panoramic view of the valley.  more »
  • The Interperative Centre has done an amazing job in describing the tragic events that hit the area in the early 1900's. They did a great job giving faces and personal accounts to both victims and surv...  more »
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  • Nice place to stop with the family or just to take a break while driving the long road. You can take in a short film about the slide. See the history of the area. There's several picnic tables around to use. Go for a hike around the grounds. Overall an excellent stop.
  • Super interesting. Lots of fascinating displays. I enjoyed reading them all and was excited to share what I learned with others.
  • Very unique place of interest with a big parking space. A few small trails around
  • Awesome staff and was even able to pick up some comics when I was there. Super friendly and knowledgeable. This museum is top class even if it's depressing.
  • Impressive. Lots of detailed history. Family friendly, with kids area. Modern. 2 videos running all day in the theater, included with admission. Outside interpretive walking paths.