Geology & Mine Tours

Historical Mine Tours with Gerry Stephenson

This is the Canmore Museum’s most popular perennial experience, led by renowned local storyteller and historian, Gerry Stephenson.

Take a guided summer stroll through Canmore’s coal mining past. Former head mine engineer Gerry Stephenson will tour guests to No. 1 and No. 2 mines (Canmore’s most productive) and reclaimed former strip mine – Quarry Lake. The tour will shed light on the life of a coal miner, the challenges of coal mining in Canmore, and how Gerry has used up 4 of his 9 lives.


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  • Ages

    10 & up

  • Cost

    $49-Adult, $33-Member, $15-Youth

  • Dates

    May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 24, September 21

  • Time

    10:30am (approximately 4 hours)

  • Meeting Place

    Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

  • Registration

    Required – these tours sell out! Call the museum @ (403) 678-2462

Geology Tours in the Bow Valley

Looking to learn more about the local geology of the Rockies? Why not try a tour led by one of the great local guiding companies in town? Canmore Cave Tours will take you underground in the Rats Nest Cave, while Earth and Pine will lead you on a lovely hike exploring the natural features of Grassi Lakes or Grotto Canyon, and Canmore Raft Tours will take you on a scenic float through all the highlights of the Bow River through Canmore.

Click here to check out the tour options and sign up today!

Studying the rocks of the Cairn Formation at Grassi Lakes with Earth & Pine Outdoors