902B 7th Avenue
July 23: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
July 24: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Located in the heart of our charming and historic downtown, the Canmore Museum’s collections, programs and exhibitions provide numerous opportunities to explore and experience our mountain landscapes, culture and community.
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.
Inside the Mine: A 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.
Sunday July 24 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Canmore Museum is undertaking several heritage planning and development iniatives, including a heritage inventory update, the Canmore Mining Heritage Strategy, and a RE-ORG of its collections. Throughout today, join museum staff, contractors and volunteers to get a behind-the-scenes look at the many projects being undertaken to protect, preserve and promote Canmore’s rich cultural and natural heritage.