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Frank Slide & Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre - Displays illustrate the disastrous 1903 Frank Slide, railroad building, European settlement, early coal mining and community life. Dynamic multimedia presentations include the award-winning film, "In the Mountain's Shadow". Trails around the center provide spectacular views. Open: May 15-Sept 14 - 9am-6pm, Sept 15- May 14 10am-5pm. Location: 1.5 km (1 mi.) N of Hwy. 3 in Municipality of Crowsnest Pass. Admission charged Phone: (403) 562-7388. Fax: (403) 562-8635. Website: www.frankslide.com

Bellevue Mine Tour - Equipped with a hard hat and miner's lamp, visitors follow their guide to enter the fascinating world of an underground coal mine through approximately 100 meters of the mine's main rock tunnel, and into 200 metres of the coal seam itself.Open: May 16-Sept.1. Admission: charged Location: On Hwy. 3, Phone: (403) 564-4700.

Crowsnest Museum - Story of the Crowsnest Pass from 1899 to 1950. Open year-round. Location: 7701 - 18th Ave, Coleman, Phone: (403) 563-5434.

Crowsnest Pass Ecomuseum - The Crowsnest Pass is the home of the worst mine disaster in Canada, the Frank Slide, labour confrontations, prohibition-era bootleggers, train robbers, shoot-outs, and hangings, Location: 13437 - 20 Ave., Blairmore Phone: (403)564-4700.

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site - One of the most sophisticated early coal mining operations. Displays explain the coal extraction process used from 1907 to 1915. Interpretive trails lead past the mine manager's residence and coke ovens. Open year-round. Location: 15 km (9.3 mi.) E of Blairmore on Hwy. 3. Admission: Charged. Phone: (403) 562-7388.

Allison Creek Brood Trout Station - Brood stock station for brook, brown and rainbow trout eggs. Open year-round. Admission: Free. Located 3 km (1.8 mi.) W of the Town of Coleman, 4 km (2 mi.) N on Allison Creek Rd. Phone: (403) 563-3385.

Burmis Tree - This rare Limber Pine is one of the most famous and most photographed trees in Alberta. Located on the roadside along Hwy. 3 in the Lundbreck-Burmis area, 11 km (6 mi.) E of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.

Livingstone Gap - A dramatic break in the rock of the Livingstone Mountain Range. The Oldman River plunges through the narrow gorge from mountains to the surrounding prairie. 45 km (28 mi.) N of Hwy. 3 and 2 km (1.25 mi.) E on Hwy. 517 (Maycroft).

Livingstone Falls - Livingstone River rushes over a gently sloping rock face, creating these picturesque falls. Located 65 km (40 mi.) N of Hwy. 3.on Hwy. 940.

Lundbreck Falls - The Crowsnest River plunges 12 meters (39 ft) to the canyon below. Camping and picnic facilities. 1 km (0.6 mi.) S of Hwy. 3 near the town of Lundbreck.

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