The Frank Slide of April 1903 severed communications between Frank and Bellevue and thus isolated communities in the upper Pass from the world to the east. Although the CPR rebuilt the rail link within a few weeks, it was essential that wagon and carriage access also be re-established. Accordingly, contractors Lund and Breckenridge (after whom the village of Lundbreck was named) were contracted in 1903 to build a wagon road north of the Slide, from the north edge of Bellevue to a connection with the road between Frank and Lille. After the construction of a new road through the lower Slide in 1906 (presently part of the Heritage Driving Route) the Frank-Bellevue wagon road fell into disuse, although it has been walked in summer and skiied in winter up to the present day, and also is part of UROC’s Slide Ride bike track.

This is an easy 2km (one way) walk on old roads.  Drive the  Frank Slide Interpretive Centre access road as far as the hairpin turn, and continue straight across the cattleguard for 900m.  Park in a clearing on the right, which is the trailhead.  From here the old road heads south, uphill through trees, before picking up open terrain for about a kilometre.  Many hikers follow the gas pipeline road, but the actual wagon road is about 30 metres uphill on the left.  After entering trees, continue to follow roads southwards towards  Fireman’s Park in Bellevue.  You can end the hike here, but the actual wagon road continues up high, becoming an extension of 24 Avenue and joining Bellevue pavement at the triangular junction of 208 Street and 23 Avenue.   You can hike back the way you came, or make a loop by either following the Community Trail from Fireman’s Park to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, or crossing east past the Bellevue water tank to an old road on the opposite side which runs north, roughly paralleling the Frank-Bellevue Wagon Road.  Either way you’ll have to hoof a ways back to your car.