Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass

(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Studied Frank slide a while ago, but it was neat to see the museum in person. Really takes your breath away, seeing what a landslide from a mountain can cause! Very informative! 
  • We have stopped at Frank's Slide before but never went into the center but am really happy we took the time to tour through all 4 floors, watch the short film and enjoy the amazing views around. We we...  more »
  • This is definitely worth making a stop for. Hard to grasp that the whole side of a mountain became a rockslide that obliterated a town under tonnes of rubbly rock. Even though it was 1903 that it happ...  more »
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  • This is a well maintained interpretive centre, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were clean and in good condition. The exhibits were very interesting, and there was lots to read and see about the history of the area. We'd love to come back in the summer and hike around, as many of the trails were iced over and packed with snow at the time we visited. There is lots of parking available for visitors.
  • World class exhibit describing the disaster with remarkable views of Turtle Mountain and the slide. Lot's of hiking/interpretive trails around the site where you walk amongst the boulders and get a feel for the power of the slide.
  • Good facilities and a perfect pit stop to take the kids. Admission is $5/adult. They have a free binocular station which lets you get a closer look at Turtle mountain.
  • Can't imagine what had happened that night when we look at the big field of boulders. This center provides much information and helps us reflect and improve.
  • It sure spread out from the Montain. It will take years to clear all that rock and cost millions. That's why they just left it . And those poor people who lost their lives. Do to man's greed .Well that's what happens when you put a tunnel th a Montain