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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Lovely Spot

It was empty when we arrived. Not sure why? It is a quaint museum that offers some interactive... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nice but small

There are a couple of interesting displays, kids liked especially the "earth crust forming" one... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Sorin C
Coquitlam, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“coal mining” (2 reviews)
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902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was empty when we arrived. Not sure why? It is a quaint museum that offers some interactive activities and videos to give the history of the area.

Thank MariaVin
Management response:Responded 8 August 2016

Dear MariaVin, Thanks for visiting us - we do have a lovely quaint museum. Thanks for your feedback! Lachlan Mackintosh Museum Director

Reviewed 2 July 2016

There are a couple of interesting displays, kids liked especially the "earth crust forming" one, with layers of foam painted as earth crust and being pushed by tectonic plates upwards. I liked the glimpse into 1800 years, with old doctors' suitcase and medical instruments, old...More

Thank Sorin C
Management response:Responded 8 August 2016

Dear Sorin, Thanks for visiting the museum - it is a great rainy day activity. And kids do love the earth crust forming interactive and our new microscope is a big hit too! Lachlan Mackintosh Museum Director

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend. Quite expensive for a one room museum. Displays look "well-funded" which explains the admission fee however the content is lacking.

Thank Steph T
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Revisited this museum again and found a lot of work had been done and new painting and the return of missing exhibits. I was there for at least an hour and found it was a great history resource of Canmore. Had exhibits about the explorers,...More

1  Thank bobbi2012
Management response:Responded 8 August 2016

Hi Bobbi, Thanks a lot for your review, and for coming back for a return visit to the museum. Our new exhibit, From Coal to Community, opened in March 2016. Our guest book is filled with rave reviews from visitors from around the world, especially...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

Front reception were terrific with the local history, and also very friendly. It's a small museum so it wont take up too much of your time but has great artifacts, information that takes you back to the mining days, local landscape photographers. I was surprise...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Management response:Responded 8 August 2016

Hi Daniel, Belated thanks for the very positive review of the museum. Our front reception desk is often run by our knowledgeable local volunteers, who are very friendly! We have a great mix of artifacts in the current exhibit, From Coal to Community, including a...More

Reviewed 28 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

Thank happycamper506
Reviewed 13 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$....More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank CanKid78
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank freeddee
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank G P
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