Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass

Categories: Mountains, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • I had read a little about the Frank Slide but didn't consider it for our itinerary. As it happens, we were driving to Fernie and drove right past it. We were, to put it mildly, amazed at the heaps of ...  read more »
  • This muesum/interpretive center tells the story of Canada's deadliest rock slide. In the early morning a huge part of the mountain fell on the sleeping mining town below. Both the human story, and the...  read more »
  • I am glad we decided to stop at the Interpretive Centre. There is a fascinating history here that you will miss if you marvel at the rock slide as you drive down the highway but don't stop. The center...  read more »
  • 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
  • Fantastic centre to learn more about what happened at Frank in April 1903. Really good items and exhibits and great walking paths out back.
  • Great views. Interesting story and artifacts. Level 7 hike. Flush toilets!
  • Nice interpretive centre. A touch on the high side price-wise, but to be fair, it's a great building and the displays are fantastic
  • Amazed to see the devastation caused by the slide. The interpretive centre is good
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