Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass

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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. Use our Crowsnest Pass travel itinerary planner to visit Frank Slide Interpretive Centre on your trip to Crowsnest Pass, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is an exceptional museum that describes the events and provides context for two of Canada's worst disasters, the Frank Slide and the Hillcrest Mine disaster. If "dark tourism" is your thing, this...  more »
  • I always enjoy stopping here when travelling through the pass. The walking trails are very user friends, sky lines can be amazing when you pick the right time of day for a stroll and the indoor interp...  more »
  • Another great place to visit..the magnitude of the disaster, the size of the landslide is huge great visitors centre with good facilities well worth a visit  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.
  • Amazing information and stories about the disaster that occurred here! Highly recommend coming to see this site. The stories and films are amazing, the information is laid out well. And to see the site itself in person is a must.
  • Cute small museum. They have lots of interesting information, a nice few of turtle mountain and a little path through the rocks.
  • Super interesting. Lots of fascinating displays. I enjoyed reading them all and was excited to share what I learned with others.
  • great place to go and visit, has a really nice hiking trail, has a few rough spots. but a really nice walk none the less.

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