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Art in the Park Begins May 21

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:

Gerry's tour 2016

2016 Coalmining Tours with Gerry Stephenson Begin May 21

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.

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Student Summer Positions

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.

Permanent Exhibit Opening Weekend

From Coal to Community – All-New Exhibits

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.

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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.

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A Month of GIVING!

When planning your donations for this month, please consider supporting the CANMORE MUSEUM & GEOSCIENCE CENTRE. Your generous donations will help us fund the development and fabrication of exciting new exhibits about the history and geoscience of Canmore and area. (Previous exhibits destroyed in the Canmore Civic Centre Flood, 2014.)

Calling all knitting enthusiasts!

Come join the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre for World Wide Knitting in Public (WWKIP) day on Saturday, June 13th, from 11 am till 2 pm, in the Civic Centre Atrium. WWKIP is known to be the world’s largest knitter event as we will knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day!

It will be a casual, social event for knitters – experienced and non-experienced – to come together to celebrate the event! Please bring your yarn, needles, reusable mug, and your friends! There will be coffee and snacks provided.

We are also looking for volunteers who would be able to give a hand in set-up, take-down, or teaching participants how to knit. Please contact the Canmore Museum by email ( or phone (403-678-2462) if you are interested in joining us in this international event!

Check out our exciting new plans

After the Civic Centre flood in January 2014 we have been working on a new concept for the gallery space at the Museum. We have commenced work on this project which you can visualise by looking at the electronic version of our Exhibit Concept brochure.

Michale Lang will explain our new exhibit plans at this year’s AGM on May 21 at 7:00PM

Make sure you mark the date!

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