Category: Programming

Our Annual Rock and Fossil Clinic

Saturday October 17, 2015    10am to 3pm

Come join us for our annual CMAGS Rock & Fossil Clinic at the Canmore Civic Centre.  Bring your favourite rocks and fossils for identification by professional geologists, see our geoscience collection, and join in fun crafts and activities.  Guest speakers:

1pm:  Ben Parayankuzhiyil, Lafarge, “Mining Cement in Exshaw – Lafarge’s History and Future”

2pm:  Gerry Stephenson, former Chief Engineer of the Canmore Coal Mine,  “Coal Mining in Canmore – 95 Years in 45 Minutes”

Free admission, all ages are welcome!  Wild (Festival of Eagles) and BBQ (CHLA) outside in the Plaza!


Big Fun Summer Camps for Kids

READY to dig rocks and have some fun? Big Fun Summer Camps for Kids 2015 is now open for registration!

The Canmore Museum is providing three super fun programs involving rocks, bones, and even crime solving at the Canmore Barracks! A fantastic way for your child(ren) to spend this summer!

Register now on or contact the Museum by phone at 403-678-2462 or by email at for questions.

Programs are offered to children aged 6 to 11 years old.

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Let’s make Gingerbread Houses

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING WORKSHOP: Bring your family and join us to make a graham cracker gingerbread house, all materials provided. Offered in partnership by the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre and the Canmore Public Library.

Location: Canmore Public Library at Elevation Place. Friday December 12, 5-7pm or Saturday December 13, 2-4pm.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call the Canmore Library now at 678-2468 to reserve your space for this popular annual event.


Summer Camps

Interested in finding out more about geology and history? Want to build a volcano, learn how to take fingerprints, or make your own fossil? Then Summer Camps at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre are for you!
For more information on the summer camps contact Victoria at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, 403.678.2462.



Registrations open on 14th June.

Geokidz is a program for 4 to 6 year olds that takes place every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon in July and August. $15.75 per child (inc. GST). Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Center on 403.678.2462.


summer programs

Registrations will open on 14th June.

We are pleased to announce our summer 2014 programming:
History of Canmore Coalmining Tour with Gerry Stephenson
Cougar Creek Flood Tour with Ben Gadd
Guided hikes of the Burgess Shale with the Burgess Shale Foundation
Children’s Camps
To book onto any of these programs please contact the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre on 403.678.2462.


2013 Burgess Shale Summer Hikes

Take a hike back in time over 500 million years to the world’s most significant fossil discovery. The BSGF is allowing CMAGS to offer some of their hikes at a reduced rate this summer.

Climate Change Hike – August 1

• A day hike along the Iceline Trail in Little Yoho Valley to observe and discuss glaciers response to

climate change. $80/$90 (member/non-member)

Walcott Quarry Hike – August 7, 11,  and 24

• A full day hike to the World Heritage designated site of the Burgess Shale. $80/$90

Stephen Fossil Bed – August 10

• An adult or older child hike to Stephen Fossil Bed $80/$90

Kids in Trilobites – August 11

• A family hike up to the Stephen Fossil Bed (Trilobites) $65 adults / $25 kids

Book today as these hikes go fast!!

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Guided Hike to Turtle Mountain

Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre Presents:

Guided Hike of Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) Turtle Mountain Monitoring Project with Corey Froese, Manager of the AGS.

Date: Saturday July 6th

Location: Turtle Mountain – Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Cost: $90 museum members / $100 non-members

Meeting Place & Time: Blairmore, Alberta – Tim Hortons at 8:30am

Google Map link:

Approximate Duration of Hike:

  • 6 to 7 hours total
  • 2 to 3 hours to summit of South Peak
  • 1 to 2 hours at summit discussing monitoring systems
  • maximum 2 hours for descent
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