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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
+1 403-678-2462
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Smallest museum I've ever been in. Takes less than 15 minutes. Not that interesting for the $7 I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlmostThere2021
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Georgetown, Canada
A lovely little museum

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. It's tucked away from the main high street in Canmore. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelBedfordshire
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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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%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“coal mining” (2 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Lachlan M, Museum Director at Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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!

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Management response:Responded 9 January 2017

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

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