Columbia Icefield with Bob Sandford, Fri, Sept 30, 2016

The Snows of Yesteryear & the Future Climate of the Mountain West
Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm
Council Chambers, Canmore Civic Centre
– Hosted by the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
– In partnership with the Interpretive Guides Association
– Reception and book sales to follow in the Atrium
With close to 20,000 copies sold, Bob Sandford’s full-colour photographic guide to the Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefield introduces local readers and international tourists to one of the world’s most incredible — and threatened — mountain environments.


Rock and Fossil Clinic, Sat Oct 1, 2016

Rock and Fossil Clinic
Saturday, October 1, from 10 am – 3 pm
Canmore Civic Centre Atrium
This free family-friendly event is the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre’s annual extravaganza of all things geoscience – including fossils, rocks, minerals, gold prospecting samples, ammonites, meteorites, “dinosaur skins”, and the always popular smash-your-own-geode!

This year’s geoscience talks, taking place in the Canmore Civic Centre Council Chambers, will be:

1 P.M. Ben Borkovic: Wading Through History – Fossil Hunting in the Wake of the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood

2 P.M. Doug Hayden: Hunting for Meteorites.


Art in the Park Begins May 21

Art in the Park poster

Art in the Park 2016 will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, May 21 at the NWMP Barracks. For more information, check out our Facebook event.

This Saturday only, The Rocky Mountain Bagel Company will be providing free coffee beginning at 10 AM until it runs out.

From noon until 3pm, Deep Cedar will be playing music.

Here is a list of Art in the Park vendors.

– Canadian Rockies Photography: Mountain landscape photography by Noboru Kitahama
– Finked by a Feather: Dream catchers
– Fukurou Factory: Japanese Accessories
– Hannelore Achenbach: Hand-sewn bags and accessories
– Lani’s Original Oils:
– Lois’ Shawls: Hand-Knitted shawls
– Mackenzie Jones Designs Inc.:
– Mary McGivern: Hand-crafted notecards
– North Birch Grove:
– Pottery Verve:
– Prarie Woods Pens and Paintings:
– Rob Lean: Photography
– Rockymellow Pottery
– Southface Art: Watercolour and acrylic paintings
– Val Clark Photography:
– Wonderland:

2016 Coalmining Tours with Gerry Stephenson Begin May 21

Gerry's tour 2016

Take a walk through Canmore’s coal mining past. Former head mine engineer Gerry Stephenson will walk guests to No. 1 and No. 2 mine (Canmore’s most productive) and reclaimed former strip mine – Quarry Lake. The tour will shed light on the life of a coal miner, the challenges of coal mining in Canmore, and how Gerry has used up 4 of his 9 lives.

Ages: 12 & up.

Cost: Non-members: $45, Members: $30, Student/Youth: $15.

Dates: May 21st, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, August 27th, (NEW) Sept 10th.

Tour duration: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Approximately 4 hours.

Student Summer Positions

Canmore Museum logo

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2016 Student Positions. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and adaptable students to join our team for what promises to be an exciting summer at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre. Application deadline is April 13, 2016. You can find the job descriptions under the ‘About Us’ tab.

Easter at the Barracks

Easter at the Barracks

From 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 26, we are hosting Easter at the Northwest Mounted Police Barracks. Come join us for family-friendly fun including balloon animals, Easter egg hunts, heritage tidbits, and more.

From Coal to Community – All-New Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit Opening Weekend

The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is excited to offer all new permanent exhibits  “From Coal to Community“.

The exhibits present Canmore in a variety of perspectives: as an ancient way station for local First Nations, as an integral part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Western expansion, as a 90-year historic coal-mining community, as an excellent venue to study and observe the history of the Earth, and as a modern and vibrant community that attracts people from all over the world. The exhibit has been in development for the past two years and is a celebration of Canmore’s unique history and geographical marvels.

(Opening weekend – Sat, March 5 and Sun, March 6 – gave our visitors a chance to see the exhibit at a reduced rate: $2 per person on those days, with the exception of children 12 and under, who are always admitted free of charge.  Museum staff and volunteers were on hand to guide visitors through the new exhibits.)

For more information, please e-mail or call 403-678-2462.


Canmore Museum logo

On Saturday March 5th, the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre will be launching all new exhibits. Opening weekend will run March 5th-6th, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission will be reduced for this weekend to $2 per person (children 12 and under get in free). So mark this date on your calendar and come out to the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre to see what we’ve been working on. Keep posted to our website for updates and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for sneak peaks at the new exhibits.

Art in the Park Vendor Applications for 2016 are now available

Art in the Park 2016

Art in the Park Vendor Applications for the 2016 season are now available.  Located on the grounds of the historic Northwest Mounted Police Barracks in downtown Canmore, Art in the Park gives local artists and artisans a picturesque outdoor venue to sell their work during Canmore’s peak tourism season. Art in the Park will run weekends from May 21st – Labour Day.

Applications will be accepted March 1-30.  For all other details, please refer to the 2016 Art in the Park Vendor Application form or e-mail Kyle Hanna at

2016 Art in the Park Application Form