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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

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Address: 902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-678-2462
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11:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is dedicated to celebrating the...

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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A work in progress.

After the water pipe burst my understanding is a lot of work was required to clean up. It's cleaned up now and continuing to improve. The building has good washrooms and a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Just decided to stop in for something to do as the weather was not the best.......I was there for over an hour. The did one of the most touching displays of the damage that occurred a couple of years ago. THIS IS A MUST DO

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I am not going to rate less than average as I understand this place was in a flood themselves. But as a MUSEUM this place is terrible. They asked for a donation for admission my wife gave them 5$ a head a total of 15$. Needless to say I wish I gave them only 5$ total. Just a few walls... More 

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Thank Mike F
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Great stop for local history of the mining history for Canmore and the local area. Little gift shop with neat books and items - something for everyone.

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Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This museum was recently seriously damaged by flooding from a broken pipe. They have done a good job of a temporary exhibit depicting the devastating flood of the town in 2013. It should reopen in the spring with its normal exhibits.

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Thank freeddee
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

There were live, different Owl species and an Amercan Golden eagle ! They were tethered but you were allowed to get close for pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

After the water pipe burst my understanding is a lot of work was required to clean up. It's cleaned up now and continuing to improve. The building has good washrooms and a few chairs to sit down.

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Thank E R
tacoma, wa USA
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63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This museum is partially closed due to a flood a few years ago. However, they did have an interesting exhibit up about the flood. The giftshop was great.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Little more to add than the title actually, it's worth a visit obviously if visiting Canmore but the display is almost entirely about the floods so not really a comprehensive museum. There is an optional donation for visiting, but not worth the €5 dollar suggested donation, unless you have a particular interest in the floods.

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Drumheller
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

If interested in the Canmore floods, get place for info. I thought it could have contained a more diversive amount. The basement had just been flooded and some artifacts were destroyed or away for repair. Hoping to have info about mining, stories on the families of the area.

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Thank bobbi2012
Edmonton, Canada
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Very small "museum" that dedicates majority of it's space to the flood of June 2013. The devastation of the flood was unbelievable but what was inspiring was the selflessness of the human spirit as Canmore community came together as one to help one another. Entrance fee is free or whatever you'd like to donate.

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