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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

View of row of miner's houses morning after slide, Frank, Alberta. April 29, 1903 The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is located near Crowsnest Pass. Learn about the community of Hillcrest and area. Listen to stories of train robberies, a bootlegger, and the infamous shootout at the Bellevue Café. See the beauty of the landscape and the towering mountains. Find out about early underground coal mining. 

At 4:10 a.m. on April 29, 1903, the worst coal mining tragedy in Canada took the lives of an estimated 70 people. The interpretive centre presents the history of the area, and the stories of the people. See the famous Turtle Mountain, which covers the town of Frank, Alberta. Tour through guided walking paths led by knowledgeable and friendly interpreters. 

The interpretive centre also makes use of varied media, such as slide shows, dramatizations, audio clips, illustrative demonstrations, and an award-winning audio-visual presentation of "In the Mountain's Shadow." The poignant stories help visitors learn about the area and the people. Hear the harrowing tales of loss and survival amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. 

The centre also has a gift shop and is wheelchair accessible. It is located one kilometre off Highway 3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass. 

Contact Information
Alberta Community Development
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
P.O. Box 959, Blairmore
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0
Phone: (403) 562–7388
Fax: (403) 562–8635
   
Within Alberta, call 310–0000 and ask to be connected toll free.
Email: info@frankslide.com
Internet: http://www.frankslide.com/

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