Alex H.

Coutts, Alberta

Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

The Frank Slide

The Frank Slide was one of the most dangerous rock slides in Canada. It happened April 29, 1903 at 4:10am. It covered half the town of Frank, Alberta with huge boulders.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was how the Frank Slide happened. It happened because of ice and water leaking into the cracks of the rocks causing them to slide. I also learned that the Blackfoot would not camp near the mountain because they called it "The Mountain That Moves."

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The Frank Slide is important because it was such a deadly rockslide. The Frank Slide teaches us that we need to be careful while going through mountain passes. It also shows us that rock slides can be very deadly.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Science has changed our knowledge about rock slides, how they happen, and how deadly they are. The Frank Slide has taught us to be more careful around mountains.