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SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOURING / Alberta Frank Slide Interpretive Centre On April 29, 1903, thirty million cubic metres of limestone crashed from Turtle Mountain and buried part of the coal mining town of Frank. Feel the impact of the Frank Slide in an interactive and creative setting involving first-hand accounts by the people who lived through the destruction. Exhibits feature numerous audio- visual experiences, interactive computers, hands-on science-based displays and an activity area for young children. The centre has two award-winning high definition presentations playing daily. Walking trails through the slide provide spectacular Rocky Mountain views and a closer look at the awesome power of nature. Located just over one kilometre off Highway Three in the Crowsnest Pass, two hours southwest of Calgary. Waterton , Alberta From $13 Remington Carriage Museum Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump Visit one of the world’s finest museums of horse-drawn transportation. The Remington Carriage Museum is located in Cardston, just 30 minutes east of Waterton Lakes National Park. The museum’s collection ranges from carriages and buggies to wagons and sleighs, and all are beautifully displayed to tell the story of this bygone era. Guided tours and interactive displays make the stories come alive to create a great visitor experience. Where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, you will discover one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps. Listen to Blackfoot guides tell stories of the ancient buffalo hunting culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built into the natural landscape, this award-winning interpretive centre houses five levels of exhibits and explains how the Plains people organized complex communal buffalo hunts for almost 6,000 years as they lived off the land for their survival. The Remington Carriage Museum also boasts a working stable, carriage rides in the summer, theatre, carriage restoration shop, cafeteria and a gift shop. The museum offers a look back in time that is enjoyed by all ages and is open daily year-round with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located 90 minutes south of Calgary on secondary Highway 785, near Fort Macleod. Open daily year round with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. From $13 From $15 Drumheller, Alberta 108 ANDERSON VACATIONS