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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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Just awsome

Driving along the Crowsnest Highway you suddenly come to this area of tumbled rocks which looks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mjc404
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Derby, United Kingdom
Fascinating In It's Scale

I just stopped at the roadside stop. I had a truck with a trailer so I didn't want to get into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SailorAirman
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Hamilton, Canada
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Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning shows tell the story of Canada's deadliest rockslide. On April 29 in 1903, 90 million tons of rock fell from Turtle Mountain and buried part of the coal mining town of Frank. Most of the 100 people in the path of the slide were killed. First-hand accounts, dramatic images and talented guides bring emotion to this remarkable and tragic event. Open daily year 'round. Interpretive programs/education programs/special events/gift shop/picnic area/walking trails/visitor information.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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"well worth the visit"
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"mind boggling"
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"all ages"
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"slide area"
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"wealth of information"
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"mother nature"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Driving along the Crowsnest Highway you suddenly come to this area of tumbled rocks which looks something like a moonscape. You then realise that beneath all these rocks there once stood a town until the side of a mountain fell in 1903, burying everything and...More

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just stopped at the roadside stop. I had a truck with a trailer so I didn't want to get into the trouble of navigating the parking lot with it. But even this was awe inspiring. To see all the rocks and that a town...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I drove through the Crowsnest Past, decades ago, I couldn't believe my eyes. From gorgeous green, rolling hills and mountainous scenery to an enormous field of gigantic boulders you have to stop and wonder what happened here. Take a short road up...More

Thank Laurel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A person could whiz through this extraordinary museum in 10 minutes (if they were wearing running shoes) but they would sadly be losing a fascinating insight into not only one Canada's largest disasters, but into every disaster that is in the news today. The disaster,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only walked along the outdoor displays (which were very informative) and then did the hike through the rocks. If you are driving through the area, it really is worth the stop to learn a bit more about it and appreciate the magnitude of what happened.

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another place I have never stopped at until today. I wasn’t sure about doing the walk through the interpretive centre, but I was amazed at the information they have. Well worth it.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Every couple of years we take the Cub Scout Pack on a tour of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre. The tour starts with a 30 minute video. This video is new since the last time I was here. It is really good! The guided tour...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The centre is full of history to do with the slide. Its such an interesting event you need to know about the story of the town the was berried and the people that lived there.

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The interpretive centre is very well but together for learning and great for all ages since there are activities for kids. Large auditorium shows 2 different documentaries - both well done. We went recently during winter but will return to walk the paths around the...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Really nice and cool place to visit and witness the awesome power of nature. You an spend a few hours in the entre itself and learn quite about about this natural disaster. Also walking around the area is testimony to the destructive power of mother...More

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Getalife8
1 December 2017|
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Response from Monica F | Property representative |
Hello, glad you're planning to visit! Inside the Centre there are four levels of exhibits and two HD movies, each roughly 30 minutes to watch. You'll want to allow at least an hour to 1.5 hours. Outside the Centre there are... More
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Twins4andrea
5 August 2017|
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Response from Myriah S | Property representative |
We are unable to allow dogs in the Interpretive Centre but they are welcome on our walking paths and boardwalk areas.
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Peter A
25 July 2015|
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Response from Monica F | Property representative |
The Centre is completely accessible for people in wheelchairs. Hope to see you this weekend at the Crowsnest Heritage Festival. Monica
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