A Month of GIVING!

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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.)

Old Fashioned Christmas

We invite you to join us at Canmore’s Northwest Mounted Police Barracks on December 12th from 11-3 for An Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Barracks. Get a taste for what Christmas in Canmore would have been like in coal-mining days gone by. There will be old photos on display, festive music, kid-friendly crafts and plenty of holiday cheer.

Gingerbread House-Making event

gingerbread house

On December 5th, CMAGS and the Canmore Public Library will be conducting our annual Gingerbread House-Making event.

The event will be held at the Canmore Public Library in Elevation Place and consist of two workshops – 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm – in which we invite families to construct their own miniature gingerbread house.

We will provide all materials for a limit of ONE HOUSE PER FAMILY.

You can register at the Canmore Public Library in person or by phoning (403) 678-2468, but don’t wait too long!

This event fills up quickly! As an added bonus, the library will be waiving late fees in exchange for non-perishable food donations to the Canmore Food Bank.

Halloween at the Barracks

Come and celebrate All Hallows Eve at the NWMP Barracks on Saturday, October 31st from 1 pm to 4 pm. Join in with Halloween crafts and games, and listen to witch’s story time. Costumes encouraged.




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!


Heritage Open House in the Canadian Rockies


Saturday August 8, join us at the NWMP Barracks on Main Street between 11am – 3pm for Mountie activities, crafts and to take part in our Downtown Canmore Heritage Scavenger Hunt/Photo Challenge (with prizes!). Attendance is free and all are welcome.

Miners’ Day Parade and BBQ

Miners’ Day Parade and BBQ is happening on Sat. July 11th from noon! Also, there will be the Lawrence Grassi Book Launch happening at the Plaza at 12:30pm. There will be a small ceremony with 16 dignitaries from Italy plus welcoming speeches from the Mayor and Council. Come join to remember and show appreciation to the generations of miners and their families who shaped our community.


Geoscience Open House 2015

Happening on Saturday June 27th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Museum, featuring the first opening of the Canadian Rockies Earth Science Resource Centre. There will also be small previews of the Museum’s Summer Tours including Gerry Stephenson’s Mining Tour. Come discover the geoscientific history of Canmore!


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 (info@cmags.org) or phone (403-678-2462) if you are interested in joining us in this international event!

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 www.elevationplace.ca or contact the Museum by phone at 403-678-2462 or by email at info@cmags.org for questions.

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