Frank Slide - Canada's Deadliest Rockslide
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The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty
of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and visitors will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who
will share the fascinating stories of the Frank Slide through dynamic interpretive programs and presentations.
State-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 -
Canada’s deadliest rockslide.
Visitors will experience
what it was like to be in the coal mining town of Frank before, during
and after the great rock avalanche. Learn why Turtle Mountain fell
and if another rockslide will come down. Two award-winning, audio-visual
presentations are shown throughout the day in the Centre’s 70-seat,
high definition theatre. "On the
Edge of Destruction" is a powerful, 30-minute docudrama that recreates
the remarkable night the rockslide came down. "In the Mountain's
Shadow" is a visually stunning, 25-minute presentation that vibrantly
presents the history of the spectacular Crowsnest Pass from immigration
through coal mining to rum running. A 1.5 kilometre trail winds through
the rocks of the Frank Slide, giving visitors an up-close look at the
awesome power of nature.
You will never forget the amazing stories of tragedy and triumph you will hear during your visit to the
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.
Watch an aerial flyover through the Crowsnest
Pass with impressive video of Turtle Mountain and the surrounding
mountains and ranges. Look for the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
near the end of this 2-1/2 minute video.
Video: Frank Slide on Alberta Primetime
The Frank Slide is considered
Canada’s deadliest natural disaster. In this Hidden Gem, we take
you to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, where stories are still
being told more than a century later.
Last reviewed/revised: April 10, 2014
Enjoy the spectacular view of Turtle Mountain
from the Centre. Also, try the walking trails that take you through the
Learn about Canada's deadliest rock slide.
Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, NA-414-4.
Exhibits and displays present the story of the tragic
slide in 1903.