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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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Excellent tour with the Cub Scout Pack

Every couple of years we take the Cub Scout Pack on a tour of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pdogwilly
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Calgary
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Pretty good

The centre is full of history to do with the slide. Its such an interesting event you need to know... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Ben D
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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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| 1.5 km off Highway #3, Alberta T0K 0E0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank pdogwilly
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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

Thank rainer93
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is an exceptional museum that describes the events and provides context for two of Canada's worst disasters, the Frank Slide and the Hillcrest Mine disaster. If "dark tourism" is your thing, this is the place to visit. The exhibits are first rate and the...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I always enjoy stopping here when travelling through the pass. The walking trails are very user friends, sky lines can be amazing when you pick the right time of day for a stroll and the indoor interpretive centre is a modern gem in the small...More

Thank ythebert
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Another great place to visit..the magnitude of the disaster, the size of the landslide is huge great visitors centre with good facilities well worth a visit

Thank Tracey W
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Just happen to be going through crows nest pass and happened upon this. It was very interesting and something I never had heard of or even heard of such a rockslide. Also a good history of coal mining in the region. Staff was very helpful...More

Thank Fastphilad
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Stopped at the Frank slide Interpretive Centre and am I ever happy I did. I was able to watch 2 movies that provided lots of history on the area and the epic slide of 1903. Great interactive displays that you are able to view at...More

Thank Barb A
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The center is a great place to learn about the Frank Slide. The center exhibits are very nicely planned. I learned a great deal about the tragic slide that occurred. The exhibits are modern, some are interactive. It is a great place for young and...More

Thank JM-from-Connecticut
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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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