Frank Slide Interpretive Center

The Experience In the early hours of April 29, 1903, some 82 million tonnes of limestone let loose from the east face of Turtle Mountain and hurtled down on the unsuspecting valley below. It partially buried the town of Frank, dammed the Crowsnest River and destroyed the local coal mine’s infrastructure. You can still see […]

Bar-U Ranch

[soliloquy id=”4609″] The Experience Nestled in the foothills of southern Alberta with the majestic Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is one of the jewels in Parks Canada’s crown. Our vision: to commemorate the evolution of the Canadian ranching industry and the contribution of the industry to the development of […]

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

UNESCO Site - Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

The Experience Hundreds of bison at full gallop thundering over the edge of a cliff must have made quite a sight – and a lot of noise! Relive the past at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The most effective way to hunt the buffalo was practiced right here for at least 6,000 years. Designated a UNESCO World […]