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.