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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

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The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is dedicated to celebrating the unique mountain history of the Canmore area. Our mission is to share the stories of our mountains and our communities.
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902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

My husband and I loved the museum . We love local museums. Lots of information on the rocks and geography of this area. We went last year as it was too cold to do anything else (-35 every day).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank godoggo59
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We have been into the shop a few times but never been into the museum. We decided to go and have a look, and so glad we did. Really interesting museum all about the history of Canmore, lots of interactive displays and our 9 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

A small museum packed with information. Very enlightening! I was very interesting to read about all the coal mining that was done in the area. Didn't know there had been so many mines.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharmon R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Fascinating and well-done exhibits about the history of this town. It was interesting and inspiring to see how they were able to rejuvenate the community after the closing of the coal mine in 1979, so that today they're a sought after vacation destination and have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wildalbertarose
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Staying in Canmore for 6 nights and daughter studying geology so decided to visit. It is very small but interesting and we learnt a lot about the coal mining in Canmore. We also visited the Canadian Rockies earth science centre which was just around the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank laine3918
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy visiting museums, but honestly this one didn’t really do it for me. Specifically, I wish they would give more information about how First Nations were affected by changes to the region as towns like Canmore were developed. There is also an exhibit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. Market Day on Thursday is definitely a great day to visit the museum. We're sorry you weren't completely satisfied with our museum. Most visitors do appreciate the history of the Canmore Mines, which is how our town was built. We...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Canmore Museum is located in the City Hall and is worth a visit if you're a science nerd or interested in the history of Canmore. I wasn't aware the area was primarily focused on mining in the early days and that seams of coal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wassir
Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. We are small, but totally worth the visit!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is such a good little museum. We had missed it on previous trips and were glad we found it this time. There are some fascinating exhibits and the shop is excellent. Staff are very helpful and friendly too.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Jean, You are absolutely right! Thanks for the review. Lachlan

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Smallest museum I've ever been in. Takes less than 15 minutes. Not that interesting for the $7 I paid. Couldn't believe that they would even charge money for what I saw.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlmostThere2021
Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Almost There, Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Our museum is small, but most visitors enjoy our interactive elements (or videos) and spend 30 or 45 minutes or more inside. Thanks for sharing your feedback, and hope you enjoyed your time in Canmore.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. It's tucked away from the main high street in Canmore. It doesn't open until 12:00. So beware of that. The lady volunteer was very knowledgeable and helpful. The exhibits and artefacts are well displayed and interesting. Some interactive...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for visiting the Canmore Museum. You are absolutely right, we're just a half block off Main Street in the Canmore Civic Centre. We are open 7 days a week. (Mon-Thurs 12:00 - 4:30 and Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm) Our...More

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