Ammonite Factory

Ammonite Factory, Canmore: Hours, Address, Ammonite Factory Reviews: 3.5/5

Ammonite Factory
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Established in 1987, the Ammonite Factory is licensed to mine for the unique and rare ammolite gemstone. All of our beautiful ammolite products are designed and handcrafted in the workshop within our retail store. Visit us to learn more about Alberta's gemstone and explore our collection of ammonite fossils, dinosaur bones, jewellery and art pieces.
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canadatravel1974
2 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Really beautiful jewellery and fossil pieces! The sales person was very well informed. She told us all about the Ammolite mining process and showed us how they make the jewellery. We got to see some things they were currently working on in their workshop too. Definitely worth a visit!
Written October 29, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the Ammonite Factory! We are so pleased our sales associates gave you a great experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Sophie Ammonite Factory Team
Written November 3, 2020
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darkspires
Edmonton, Canada47 contributions
Jul. 2020
This was an excellent, informative and riveting tour that enthralled us. The lady knew her subject and yet could impart the details in a way understandably and enjoyable by everyone. We learned a whole lot of stuff we didn't know and came away with a great understanding and love of the product. I would recommend this activity to everyone of all ages. Time very well spent.
Written July 28, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot about our unique products. We hope to welcome you back to the Ammonite Factory in the future! Best wishes, Sophie Ammonite Factory Team
Written September 9, 2020
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dianelarryv
Shell Lake57 contributions
Nov. 2019
Elizabeth and Christine gave us a very interesting and informative tour of the factory. There was 4 people in our group and Christine offered to give us a tour as soon as we arrived. The jewelry is beautiful and creative and we were impressed with the artwork it was very unique using the ammonite gems. The displays were very informative also with a very comprehensive explanation of the mining and process to create the stone.
Definitely worth taking a tour.
Written November 30, 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am so glad that you had such a enlightening and informative experience at the Ammonite Factory. We pride ourselves in creating the best atmosphere for all of our clientele. Please drop by whenever you are visiting Canmore again. We truly appreciate your comments. Susan The Ammonite Team
Written December 2, 2019
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loves2travelandmore
Forest, Virginia427 contributions
Sep. 2019
I read about the Ammonite Factory tour in a local magazine and decided to visit while exploring the Canmore area. The store has displays of the precious stone and a tour was given by a very knowledgeable woman who explained the history of stone development, discussed the uniqueness and various colorations, and reviewed the processing involved. It is not what one normally thinks of a factory, but rather a showroom and work area. An hour can be spent if interested. A young man at the store made suggestions regarding sites around town.
Written September 10, 2019
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sdpara
GVRD25 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Begin interested in this rock for many years finally visited the showroom and bought a nice pair of stud earrings
Written July 13, 2019
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ccrowe3
Lakeside, CA509 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Being interested in lapidary arts I had to stop in at the Ammonite Factory. Some of the specimens they have are over the top and the prices are too. Still if you're interested in gemstones, lapidary or fossils it's worth a stop.
Written October 20, 2018
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wander2
San Gabriel, CA198 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
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.
Written December 14, 2017
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stevengJ6983WF
Ventura10 contributions
Aug. 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 whole piece, but that wasn't available. The info on the tour was interesting to me as a rockhound and the pieces are beautiful as I already knew. The person giving the tour was well informed and pleasant. I wanted to pick out a nice fossil example to purchase and the salesperson was extremely patient and helpful and came up with the perfect specimen for me to take home. I even found a very nice pendant for my partner.
Written September 6, 2017
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sheryll422
1 contribution
May 2017 • Couples
small but wonderful free museum,
world class quality exhibits with emphasis on Canadian fossils and gems (ammonite).
Beautiful jewellery; professional knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Written June 7, 2017
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debrakgrose
Port Perry, Canada132 contributions
Oct. 2016 • Friends
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 tour. The Factory Outlet overlooks the Safeway Grocery Store in the same plaza so it is easy to find. Starbucks is in the same plaza. Just ask & you will be directed easily to the Ammonite Outlet.

Now any tour is only as good as the guide. We arrived almost an hour before our scheduled tour and got to hear one guide, and then got to hear a second who led our tour. Both women were outstanding guides who had their own style and covered the material from different view points.

The Showroom is filled with stunningly beautiful jewellery and mineral specimens, which can be pricey. Ask to see what is in the drawers against the wall where you can buy smaller less expensive pieces of Ammonite to take home. I was able to buy a small pendant, an unset polish piece and an actual ammonite fossil.

I was happy when I discovered the cabinet drawers with all the less expensive but equality exquiste pieces.
Written April 23, 2017
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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 of prices for all who visit. And yes, the 'treasure chest' of drawers always has an intriguing selection of ammolite. Thanks for visiting! Owner
Written April 27, 2017
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Ammonite Factory is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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