Current Exhibits

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.


Lime in the Valley

Our current temporary exhibit Lime in the Bow Valley tells the story of limestone production through the people, places, process, and history that have contributed to life in the Bow Valley for 130 years. 
Exhibit open through Summer 2018.

Temporary exhibit generously supported by:Graymont Logo


The Fossils Around Us

Our interactive exhibit drawers are currently filled with three displays created by the Town of Banff’s Into the Wild Spring Break Camp program. These displays feature local rocks and fossils from our teaching collection. Objects from one of the drawers may be viewed more closely using our nearby microscope.