Canada’s deadliest rockslide happened in 1903 when the side of Turtle Mountain collapsed and all but destroyed the tiny town of Frank, Alberta. It took only a minute and a half for 30 million cubic meters of limestone to crash down on the sleeping town, burying the town and a hundred of its residents under 150 meters of rubble. A Canadian Pacific Railway worker, on duty that night, was able to avert further disaster by flagging down a passenger train before it collided with the slide. This is just one of the many stories of heroism and survival.
Panorama of the debris from Frank Slide. (Photo Credit:Amateria)
You can still see the evidence of this disastrous slide as you drive through that section of highway three. You’ll see giant boulders stretching out in both directions. Perched atop this debris is a modern interpretive centre which will shed more light on the town of Frank and its untimely demise. You’ll learn about the mine workers, trapped in Turtle Mountain, who were able to dig themselves to safety, and three young sisters who survived the slide despite their home being crushed. The stories of tragedy and survival against all odds have captivated Albertans for generations, let them captivate you. A visit to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will help you appreciate the Rockies’ destructive power as well as their beauty.
The Frank Slide Interpretive Center is located 1.5 km off Highway Three in the Crowsnest Pass, north of Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
It seems lots of people have dogs out there, and are always sending questions about various issues with dogs on Canadian Rockies vacations. We’re doing our best to round up all the answers for you here. Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about bringing your dog(s) to the Canadian Rockies.
Are dogs allowed in the Jasper and Banff National Parks?
Dog love the Canadian Rockies.
Yes. According to Parks Canada, you are allowed to bring your dog into the park, but for the must part, the must be kept on leash. There are trails in Banff and Jasper National Park where dogs are not allowed though. If you plan on hiking with your dog, the best thing to do is check in with a Parks Canada information center and make sure your dog is welcome.
Are there pet friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies?
Yes! The Canadian Rockies are a pretty pet-friendly place. Check here for pet friendly accommodations in Canmore, here for Banff, here for Jasper and here for Calgary.
Are there any dog parks?
Yes. The town of Jasper has an off-leash dog park on the corner of Elm St. and Pyramid Lake Road. Canmore has an off-leash dog park just outside of town adjacent to Quarry Lake Park.
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