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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Great little museum

Staying in Canmore for 6 nights and daughter studying geology so decided to visit. It is very small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine R
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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Needs more info

I really enjoy visiting museums, but honestly this one didn’t really do it for me. Specifically, I... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
raharmon
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“coal mining” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
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+1 403-678-2462
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 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

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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

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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!

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Reviewed 20 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.

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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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

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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.

Thank AlmostThere2021
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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Called here with my 5 year old grandaughter. We both found it fascinating. She particularly loved looking at the stoned under the microscope. I loved all of it.

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

Belated Thanks for your mid-winter review - many of our visitors love spending time with our microscope. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We have been to Canmore on quite a few occasions and wanted to check out places we had not been before. This was quite close to the high street and so we stopped by. It gives an interesting history of Canmore and Mining in the...More

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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks for the review. We are glad you checked out the Canmore Museum! You are absolutely right we are just half a block from Main Street in Canmore, and kids do love looking at rocks and fossils through our museum microscope.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very small museum in Canmore. Gives a decent, brief history of the area and how it came to be. Great for kids!

Thank Daniel O
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Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your note. Small is beautiful. And kids do love the museum! Cheers, Lachlan

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We visited the city of Canmore on our holiday in Alberta, CA. We always look for 'history' of the area and was pleased to see that Canmore had a museum! It's very small by museum standards but packed full of information, coal mining, and the...More

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Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Thanks for visiting the Canmore Museum. We are a small museum and proud of it! Our new exhibit, From Coal to Community, has received rave reviews from visitors from around the world. Thanks for sharing your comments.

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