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. 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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  • August 13, 2017
    Spent a few hours wondering the museum and watching the movie. Very moving and informative. Amazing to see the powerful effect of mother nature. Cute little gift shop with a variety of options. Trail ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I do recall when this happened many years ago. I have been thorough this area quite a few times in the past years. Every time I am amazed at the size of the boulders beside the side of the road. Stop ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I've done the center on one trip and the hike around the slide on another and really enjoyed both. Its an interested piece of Alberta history, our own little Pompeii. Its worth visiting and hiking it.  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    Cute small museum. They have lots of interesting information, a nice few of turtle mountain and a little path through the rocks.
  • June 5, 2017
    Super interesting. Lots of fascinating displays. I enjoyed reading them all and was excited to share what I learned with others.
  • June 27, 2017
    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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