Category: At the Barracks


Easter at the NWMP Barracks

April 19th- Easter at the NWMP Barracks, 10am to 3pm at the NWMP Barracks, Main Street. Come and take a trip back in time with the NWMP Commemorative Association and meet Mounties from the past. There will also be a bunny hunt and Easter crafts. Free admission.


The NWMP Barracks presents… Turning Fact Into Fiction

Turning Fact Into Fiction: How Making a Mystery of History can bring it to life, with best-selling mystery author Stephen Legault,
Date: March 6, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Legault will talk about how in his novels The End of the Line (set in the Bow Valley in 1884) and The Third Riel Conspiracy, he uses the mystery genre to hook readers and get them curious and excited about Canada’s history. Legault is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming Glacier Gallows, and most recently Running Toward Stillness.

Admission by donation.


The NWMP Barracks presents… Emerson Sanford- “Whiteman’s Gap: The Route to White Man Pass”

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Emerson Sanford, author of the ‘Life of the Trail’ series, has solo hiked every historic route between Mount Robson and the Kananaskis Lakes—over 3000 km! Join us at the NWMP Barracks on Main Street to meet the author and to learn more about Whiteman’s Gap.

Admission by donation.


Milk Jug Curling at the NWMP Barracks

Date: February 15, 2014
Time: 10am to 3pm

Join the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre for our annual milk jug curling event at the NWMP Barracks, Main Street. Have a go at curling frozen milk jugs down our curling surfaces.

The event looks to remember when jam pails and brooms were used on ponds in the Bow Valley to replicate curling.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Family friendly and free of charge.


Check out this video from a previous event:


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Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with CMAGS

On Saturday 28th September Canmore Museum and the NWMP Barracks will be hosting an event for Alberta Culture Days.

From 11am to 3pm at the NWMP Barracks, Main Street we will be hosting the following events:

· Children’s crafts. Have a go at Styrofoam printing. The masterpieces that are produced will have the chance to feature in our Canmore Recipe Book to be launched in 2014.

· Recipe Swap. Bring along your best family recipe and exchange it for a new recipe that could become a family favorite! We are looking for cooking recipes, recipes for homemade cosmetics as well as homemade remedies for coughs, colds and scratches. We will be compiling these recipes into a recipe book to be launched and sold in 2014.

· Live music. Come and listen to The Wardens play on our front porch.

The NWMP Barracks, built in 1893 to house Canmore’s police force, will also be open for tours as usual during this time. The Barracks will also be hosting Art in the Park from 9.30am where local Canmore artists display and sell their artwork. Art in the Park happens every weekend until Thanksgiving.


Heritage Open House – Your Canmore!

Your Canmore

As part of our Heritage Open House on August 10, we are putting together a community mosaic! Come to the museum to pick up your blank business card or use one that you have at home. On it, draw a picture of what Canmore means to you, and return it to the museum to be part of this exciting “Your Canmore” community mosaic! All ages and drawing abilities are welcome to participate. Photographs are also allowed, as long as they are standard business card size. See accompanying poster or contact museum for more info.