Since its humble beginnings in the early 1980s, the Canmore Museum has established itself as a community organization valued for its contributions to Canmore’s cultural and social life. They welcome over 25,000 visitors a year into their two facilities, and their school and community programs allow them to annually work with nearly two thousand students and families in the community. Each summer, visitors and locals look for their Roving Scientist interpreters on Canmore trails or to join one of their many adventure experiences. They also offer walking tours of historic sites easily accessible from the Museum and host numerous events throughout the year. The stories they tell as part of these experiences are backed by a rich collection of artifacts, photographs, records and maps which have been donated by the community and held in the public trust, a responsibility they do not take lightly.
Plein Air Painting on Main Street
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. Join Canmore artist Kathryn Wright at a scenic location on Main Street, Canmore, for a painting workshop. A wet-weather indoor alternative will be available.
Historic Downtown Walking Tours with Canmore Museum
This Historical Downtown Walking Tour will take you to 10 places located within a 2 km radius of the Canmore Museum, each with its own story to tell as part of the cultural and heritage mosaic of Canmore. The tour will start and end at the Canmore Museum.