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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Small, but Informative

Very small museum in Canmore. Gives a decent, brief history of the area and how it came to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel O
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Houston, Texas
Fun and Informative!

We really enjoyed the information in the museum. It is a modern presentation and the way everything... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cabosurfndive
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the information in the museum. It is a modern presentation and the way everything is presented was very engaging. We are not typical museum goers, so it was a nice surprise.

Thank Cabosurfndive
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for your awesome review and positive feedback. We are not your typical museum either! Glad you were surprised and had fun. Thanks, Lachlan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank KMW-FL
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was pretty psyched to see the beautiful modern building that houses the Canmore Museum, but the exhibit space itself is very small and doesn't have much (visible) depth or breadth. Canmore is a town rich in history, so it was honestly a bit disappointing...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Arrived some time after 11 am without realizing that the Museum only opens at noon on weekdays but they turned on the lights and let us in anyways. How nice is that? I particularly enjoyed the video interviews with locals and their experiences with the...More

Thank GHTraveller2017
Management response:Responded 8 February 2017

Hi, thanks for the great review. We do open the museum early if visitors are keen to come in! The microscope is always a big hit with kids and adults alike, and it's the same microscope you will find at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. And...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The winter carnival started here with an ice carving contest! It started at 9am. My advice- come later in the afternoon when the carving is almost done. Unless you want to swing by early just to watch the process. First time I've ever been to...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The museum, located in the civic centre gives a great overview of the town's history and the heritage of mining which helped found the community. Though the museum is not large, the exhibits are of high quality and very informative. It also talks about the...More

Thank Lazytouri
Management response:Responded 9 January 2017

Thanks for your visit and review. We are glad you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We thought we'd take a visit to the museum whilst we were in Canmore but wasn't expecting it to consist of just one room! lol The admission price was $14, so wasn't exactly breaking the bank, however it took us literally 15-20mins to look around...More

Thank Bluebell-woods1
Management response:Responded 4 October 2016

Hi Louise, Thanks for your visit and comments. You can see the whole museum in 15-20 minutes, although lots of visitors take a bit more time to enjoy the space. Glad you enjoyed our "super duper microscope!" It's the same microscope you will find at...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

The staff is so friendly! I was very impressed with them. Interesting little museum that really gave us a feel for the Canmore history. Well presented

Thank Gary J
Management response:Responded 1 September 2016

Thanks so much for sharing your experience of the Canmore Museum! We had a wonderful crew of summer staff, I'm glad they left you with a positive friendly feeling for the museum and town. Thanks! Lachlan

Reviewed 7 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

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