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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  • I honestly hadn't heard of this place at all before driving by. We stopped to have lunch (they have picnic tables there), and decide to check out the centre. You just can't believe how massive the roc...  more »
  • The site is impressive and somber. It also commemorates the Hillcrest mine disaster of 1914. The movies are worth watching as well as they explain the tragedy but also give a glimpse into the lives of...  more »
  • This interpretive centre is very well laid out, lots of panels to read and a few interactive demonstrations for the kids. Two shows, about 1/2 hour long, one on general Crowsnest Pass which I didn't w...  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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