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In 1903, 82 million tons of limestone crashed down Turtle Mountain, obliterating part of the coal-mining town of Frank in less than 100 seconds. The Centre’s interpretive displays focus on the disaster as well as community life and settlement during the early coal-mining days. Open daily, year-round. Closed on holidays. Admission: $10 adult, $8 seniors, $5 youth (7 – 17), kids six and under free, $22 family.
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The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich history of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Visitors can experience a variety of interpretive programs, presentations and special events. Displays throughout the Centre feature the 1903 Frank Slide (rockslide-avalanche), the Canadian Pacific Railway, European settlement, early underground coal mining and community life.
An award-winning audio-visual presentation entitled "In the Mountain's Shadow" is shown daily. Also showing, a docudrama created for the centennial of the Frank Slide in 2003, entitled "On the Edge of Destruction - The Frank Slide Story." Pathways around the Centre provide spectacular views of the Frank Slide and surrounding area.