Slide Interpretive Centre
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
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.
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
also has a gift shop and is wheelchair accessible. It is located one kilometre
off Highway 3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.
Alberta Community Development
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
P.O. Box 959, Blairmore
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0
Phone: (403) 5627388
Fax: (403) 5628635
Within Alberta, call 3100000 and ask to be connected toll free.