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Address: 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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Four levels of interactive exhibits and two high definition award-winning...

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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Possibly my favourite interpretive center. There's something for everyone; geology, history, drama, some interactive stuff. Make sure to do the short interpretive hike while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Emilie54321
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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly my favourite interpretive center. There's something for everyone; geology, history, drama, some interactive stuff. Make sure to do the short interpretive hike while you're there!

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Coleman, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 went on a Saturday and it wasn't very busy. The tour guides were very nice and helpful. The center was was done... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 happened, it still gives you an eerie feeling reading and looking at the photos taken after the slide and knowing that 70 to... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

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 large boulders that surrounded us. The Interpretive Center is very informative. It tells the history of Frank and the surrounding... More 

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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 geological scientific side.

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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 is very well done and give a very interesting history of the rock slide of Turtle Mountain. It is suited for... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Definitely worth the stop. It is awe-inspiring. The Interpretive Centre offers a wealth of information with many hikes to take in the site.

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Knoxville Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Driving into Crowsnest Pass (and being completely unfamiliar with this region), seeing the 7000 ft Turtle Mountain and the Frank Slide evokes a OMG/WTheck happened here response. We left going to the Centre to our last day thinking it would be no more than an hour. Three hours later, we exited thinking: Wow! So glad we went - incredibly well... More 

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Monica F, Manager at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, responded to this review

So glad you found the Frank Slide a "wow!" That's what we love to hear. This is certainly dramatic history at its best. You were trying to figure out how the native people knew that Turtle Mountain was moving. I have two hypotheses: that they observed seasonal rockfalls while travelling by the mountain (we know that pictures of the lower... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the various hikes around the centre. Would recommend going to the 'lookout' - a short, very pleasant stroll of about 20 mins there and back. Lots of boards explaining the rock slide around the centre and good views across the mountains and valley. Didn't pay to go round the exhibition inside the centre, thought it was rather pricey.... More 

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