Gingerbread House Building

It is the time of year for tasty treats and Christmas cheer. Register for Gingerbread House Building this week at the Canmore Museum. Event is December 17 at the Canmore Library. Spots are limited.


Canmore Museum Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Canmore Museum Gift Shop! We have a lot of new gift ideas, plus the best books from this past year to choose from. Come see us this December – we are open daily from Noon – 4:30 pm. Weekends 11 am – 4:30 pm.


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.