Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

About Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide Interpretive CentreWhat was it like to be in Frank when Turtle Mountain collapsed? Why did it happen? Will it happen again? You can learn about the tales of tragedy and triumph in the Crowsnest Pass with:

  • Dramatic vignettes, guided walks and other interpretive programs

  • Special events

  • Education Programs

  • Sleepover Programs for students

  • Distance Learning

  • Discounts and special programming for groups of 15 or more

Interpretive Centre

Feel the impact of the Frank Slide story in an interactive and creative setting through first-hand accounts by the people who lived through the destruction. Get a crow’s eye view of the Crowsnest Pass. A three-dimensional model and multi-layered interpretive exhibits will satisfy your curiosity about the rich seams of history in this coal mining community.
The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is a Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre with resources to assist travellers. The gift shop features souvenirs, books, clothing and other items appropriate to Crowsnest Pass, Frank Slide, coal mining and wildlife themes. Exhibit galleries are interactive, with activities for children and opportunities for interpreters to add to the experience. Two award-winning high definition presentations, “On the Edge of Destruction – the Frank Slide Story” and “In the Mountain’s Shadow” play daily in the theatre. Walking trails around the Centre and through the slide provide spectacular mountain views and a closer look at the awesome power of nature.

Go Green Program

 image of a recycle logo Did you know that the Centre is a "green" building? It has achieved a Level 2 BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) certification through BOMA's Go Green program. The building and site are judged on environmental stewardship in energy, water, waste, emissions and effluent, indoor environment, lighting, and noise management, and compliance with the Environmental Management System (EMS). Help the facility stay green by participating in the recycling program.

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Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016