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Mineral/Geology Museums in Canada


PhotoMuseum NameLocationDetails

Alberta

Mineralogy and Petrology Museum Edmonton,
Alberta
The Mineralogy and Petrology Collection is a comprehensive resource of more than 12,000 rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Established in 1912, it is one of the oldest systematic collections in Canada, actively used for geological teaching and study, including research in geochemistry, the tectonic ...
Royal Alberta MuseumEdmonton,
Alberta
Museum currently closed (2017) awaiting move to new location in 2018.
Royal Tyrrell MuseumHanna,
Alberta
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.

British Columbia

Bridal Falls Mineral MuseumFraser Valley,
British Columbia
Brittannia Mine MuseumBritannia Beach,
British Columbia
Mine tour with old drilling rigs. Collection of ore specimens
Pacific Museum of Earth Vancouver,
British Columbia
The PME has a wealth of mineral displays that highlight the truly spectacular natural beauty on Earth

Manitoba

Robert B. Ferguson Museum of MineralogyWinnipeg,
Manitoba
The Museum collection is arranged systematically from the most chemically and structurally simple to progressively more complex. Over 15% of the specimens are exhibited in the hallway of Wallace Building on the Fort Garry campus (125 Dysart Road).

Nova Scotia

Acadia UniversityWolfville,
Nova Scotia
Hallway cabinets with displays of local North Mountain zeolites, worldwide minerals, fossils, meteorites, maps, and artifacts.
Cape Breton Fossil CentreSydney Mines,
Nova Scotia
The Fossil Interpretive Centre offers visitors a unique hands-on learning experience. Featuring a large collection of fossils from Cape Breton and elsewhere. The Sydney Mine coalfield is home to a fossil forest that rivals Joggins.
Fundy Geological MuseumParrsboro,
Nova Scotia
The Fundy Geological Museum displays an ancient world and some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada. Explore mineral treasures of Nova Scotia exposed when the great Fundy tides washed away the sea cliffs.
Malagash Salt Mine MuseumMalagash,
Nova Scotia
Historical museum for the first salt mine in Canada.
Museum of Natural HistoryHalifax,
Nova Scotia
The Geology Gallery here at the Museum displays the many types of ore, rocks and minerals that can be found in Nova Scotia. It showcases the different places gold has been found in Nova Scotia, displays of rocks from across the province and rocks from around the world including Mexico, Brazil and Australia.
Waverley Heritage MuseumWaverley,
Nova Scotia
Heritage mseum documenting the gold mining history of the community. Many artifacts, pictures, maps.

Ontario

Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum Bancroft,
Ontario
This museum opened in late July, 2013, right in the middle of Bancroft, reflecting the mineralogical diversity of the area and celebrating its mining and mineral exploration history.
Canadian Museum of NatureOttawa,
Ontario
Geological collections have been at the Canadian Museum of Nature since 1965. The comprehensive collections of minerals, gems, deposit suites and rocks. Within the collections of more than 60 070 specimens, there are 458 holotype and cotype mineral specimens. Contained within this collection are about 5000 radioactive ...
Cobalt Mining MuseumCobalt,
Ontario
The museum is dedicated to the history of the Cobalt and surrounding areas which were developed by silver mining that began in 1903.
Miller Museum of GeologyKingston,
Ontario
The museum features many fossil and mineral displays, an extensive Geology of the Kingston Area exhibit, a dinosaur exhibit, and a new interactive exhibit featuring an Augmented Reality Sandbox in which the topographic map data is projected and updated in real time on the landscape of hills and valleys built by the ...
Royal Ontario MuseumToronto,
Ontario
Close to 3,000 exceptional specimens of minerals, gems, meteorites and rocks represent a collection among the finest in North America.
University of Waterloo Earth Sciences MuseumWaterloo,
Ontario
The University of Waterloo Earth Science Museum is open to be enjoyed by people of all ages. No matter what your level of learning, the museum serves to amaze the general public, elementary and high school groups, and university students alike.

Quebec

Musée de géologie René-Bureau, Université LavalVille de Québec,
Quebec
The René-Bureau Geology Museum at Laval University has the largest and oldest geological collection in Quebec. The collection contains more than 40,000 representative specimens of the world's geological heritage.
Musée Minéralogique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Malartic Mineralogical Museum
Malartic,
Quebec
A museum, gold mine and unique tourist destination in Malartic. The Mineralogical Museum offers a golden opportunity to discover the mining industry through its geology and mineralogy exhibits, earthquake simulator, virtual mining map and a new interactive concept. The Museum also offers the possibility to visit the ...
Redpath Museum, McGill UniversityMontreal,
Quebec
Quebec has produced a greater variety of minerals than any other region in Canada. This exhibit includes minerals from several world-famous localities.
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