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Discover our history at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre 

Who named the Three Sisters? What is the story behind Ha Ling Peak? Which are the oldest buildings in the Bow Valley? How long did the Canmore Coal Mines operate? How has Canmore changed since the coal mines shut down in 1979? The answers to all these questions and more are at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre where we’re dedicated to telling the stories of our mountains and our communities to you.

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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

In the new 3600 square foot home of the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre be a witness to the days when long long ago Canmore was on the edge of warm shallow sea…..when coal later defined the economy and character of the community….. when music and outdoor sports like hockey and speed skating (on the Bow River) kept people active…

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