Worth a look for a "donation" entry fee. The video of the grumpy bear trying to get into the bear proof rubbish bin was amusing.
This museum is not large but is very interesting it explains how Canmore got it start and the mining industry. Very worthwhile.
If you don't care about how the area of Canmore developed or about rocks, etc., you might get bored in here. We liked it quite a bit and took awhile to get through this small museum. Another couple was going through when we were and I noticed they were gone fairly quickly. It's cheap with a free booklet at the... More
Very nice little museum located within the downtown Civic Center with lots of nice area to walk around.
i liked it all the most fasinating was all the history how it grew and what it was like all them years ago
This is more of a "community" museum than a real life tourist attraction. There is really not much here of general interest. The people are super nice, however, and if it is pouring rain, you could spend a worse 30 minutes.
Well worth a visit. Interesting exhibits and information about early settlement of Canmore and area.
Small little museum. But if you've got time, there is some decent reading. Especially liked the history of the local newpapers. The signs out front pointing to each mountain were cool too. Outside the museum in the hallway, they have a wall recognizing local volunteers.
We had a rainy day on our holiday and this was an answer to my prayers. My kids ages 7 & 4 were interested in the Museum and loved the interactive features. We found out that there was a day camp offered and my oldest stayed for it. He had a great time at the camp and we were able... More
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