The Canmore Museum is located at 902B 7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta. Free street parking and surface lot parking are available nearby.
The Canmore Museum is open Thursday to Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The museum is also closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
Museum staff are on hand to help guide your paths as your explore our museum, community and the natural landscapes around us. For further information about Canmore, please contact Visitor + Membership Services at (403) 678-2462 x 2 or by email. Visitor ammenities include:
FROM COAL TO COMMUNITY
Our permanent exhibit, From Coal to Community, presents Canmore in a variety of perspectives: as an ancient way station for indigenous First Nations, as an integral part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Western expansion, as a 95-year historic coal-mining community, as an excellent venue to study and observe the geological history of the Earth, and as a modern and vibrant community that attracts artists and athletes from all over the world.
CANMORE MINE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Explore the depths of the Canmore Mine with our virtual reality experience. Visitors are immersed in the sights and sounds of the No. 2 mine as it would have been in the 1950s. Commentary by veteran Canmore miners Ed Latvala and Ernie Lakusta enhances the memorable experience. Developed for the museum by the award winning, Canmore based digital modeling firm, Otago Computing Inc.
ART IN THE HALLWAY
Highlighting new acquisitions and established collections, the Canmore Museum regularly curates a selection of rotating artworks in two hallway cases outside our entrance in the Canmore Civic Centre.
The Canmore Museum hosts exhibitions about our community’s history, culture and environment curated by local, like-minded community organizations. The Community Gallery is in our Community Gallery located just inside our Museum Shop