Donations of Artifacts

The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre’s collection includes over 10,000 artifacts. In addition, it has extensive archives, including photographs, maps, blueprints and other historic documents. Our areas of collection include: exploration, railroad, North West Mounted Police, coal mining, 1988 Olympic Games, mountaineering, earth sciences, Bow Valley history, art/ handicrafts, clothing, communication, government/ school, household items, immigrant experience, sports, and wartime experiences.

It is through the generous donations of the community of Canmore that we are able to tell the stories of the people in the Bow Valley. The Museum is currently accepting donations. If you feel you have an item that would help tell the history of the Bow Valley, please call ahead and make an appointment with the Collections Manger. We will assess your donation and the Collections Committee will determine if the object meets the collection’s needs and standards. For more information, please contact the Museum.

See our page about the Jewels of the Bow for more information on the items pictured.