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Ammonite Factory

1350 Railway Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P6, Canada
+1 403-678-1786
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Very interesting gem factory

The factory is relatively small but the tour we took was just fascinating! Learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
wander2
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LA
Added 2 days to come here and the Royal Tyrell in Drumheller

As a lapidarist and rockhound I regretted not coming here 2 years ago when we were in Banff. I'm... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
stevengJ6983WF
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Ventura
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Showroom/retail store/museum/factory. We offer interpretive tours of our factory at 10:30 am and Noon. In-store we have a wide variety of ammolite jewelry, art pieces and gem grade ammonite fossils for sale.
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  • Very good25%
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  • Terrible12%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1350 Railway Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P6, Canada
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The factory is relatively small but the tour we took was just fascinating! Learned a lot about the ammonite and the gem ammolite. The shop has some beautiful jewelry pieces and the ammonite fossil pieces. A must see if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

As a lapidarist and rockhound I regretted not coming here 2 years ago when we were in Banff. I'm fascinated by the ammolite fossils, and made sure to include a visit here this trip.I was hoping to see how the ammonites were processed as a...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

small but wonderful free museum, world class quality exhibits with emphasis on Canadian fossils and gems (ammonite). Beautiful jewellery; professional knowledgeable and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Ammonite Factory & Show Room is amazing. The factory show room is free to browse, but a small fee is charged for the tour, which is well worth it. It is best to call for reservations so you make sure you can have the guided...More

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AmmFac, Owner at Ammonite Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at our Ammonite Factory. All our tours are complimentary, and are offered twice daily, except Sunday. We hope you will continue to enjoy your special purchases as we do pride ourselves on offering a complete spectrum...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I would not recommend stepping one foot inside the ammonite factory. Having visited for the first time, I was excited to go. Sadly the staff were awkward and rude. In fact I witnessed one staff member being rude to the other one, several times. Awkward....More

Thank Jennifer R
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AmmFac, Owner at Ammonite Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Jennifer R’s perception of us and our product has shocked and dismayed us. As part of the Ammonite Factory team, we are professional and courteous to visitors and our colleagues, and provide an exemplary customer experience. According to the enthusiastic and pleasant comments that Jennifer...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped to learn about the precious gem, the rarest in the world, at their location in Canmore. It is one of 4 gems found in the world that made organically. Pearls, amber, and ancient coral being the other 3. The manager of the location...More

Thank Erin2014A
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Go to the Railroad Ave place, not the Bow Meadow address. Beautiful ammonites on display along with ammonite jewelry made locally. Jewelers on site, can see their work benches. Gem quality iridescent ammonites are fossils of marine mollusc animals.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Due to many hiking trails being closed (due to bears) and a rainier day, my husband and I checked out the Ammonite Factory. We missed the tour but the gal helping us was a wealth of knowledge and we learned a lot about ammolite and...More

Thank Shara P
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