130 - 9th Avenue S.E.
T2G 0P3
Phone: (403) 268-4100
Fax: (403) 265-9769

Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum is Where the World Meets the West.

Where intriguing stories from Western Canada connect with extraordinary art and artifacts from around the world. Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta
Alberta was shaped by mavericks - men and women who were adventurous, hardworking, and spirited. Explore our province's history through the stories of over 48 maverick personalities.

Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
The Blackfoot Gallery
Journey through the Blackfoot Gallery: Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life. Uncover the traditions, values, and history of these people, who have lived for thousands of years in the northwestern plains of Alberta and Montana.

Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia
Glenbow's Asian Gallery Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia, comprises over 80 world-class sculptures from Asia.

Previous Exhibitions

Egypt, Greece and Rome: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean
June 30, 2006 - June 3, 2007

Variations: Holgate, Group of Seven and Contemporaries
March 18 - June 4, 2006

Foster and Partners : Works
February 18 - March 31, 2006

Petra: Lost City of Stone
October 29, 2005 to February 20, 2006

Voices of Southeast Asia
July 1 to September 25, 2005

Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Belonging: A Place for Everyone
June 30 to September 30, 2007
Celebrate Canada's diversity with four unique exhibits that showcase Canada's multiculturalism.

Emily Carr: New Perspectives
October 27, 2007 to January 26, 2008
Best known for her paintings of First Nations villages and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest coast, this exhibitions that presented her work, and in the social and plitical contexts that defined her world.

Spring & Summer 2008
Traditionally, Aboriginal material culture and art have been thought to be entirely separate, Inside/Outside will illustrate how the latter is informed by the former.


$14.00 Adult General Admission (18+)

$12.00 Post-Secondary Students

$10.00 Seniors (65+)

$9.00 Youth (7 - 17)

FREE 6 and Under

$45.00 Family Admission (NOTE: Family Membership $90.00: 2 Visits)

Opening hours

Exhibition Galleries
Monday - Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Library and Archives
Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Glenbow Museum Shop
Monday - Sunday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Getting there

There is a vehicle drop off/pick up lane on 9 Avenue S.E. between Centre Street and 1 Street S.E. for bus and tour groups.

Glenbow Museum is accessible by Public Transportation - located one block south of Calgary's light rail transit (LRT) line.

Glenbow Museum visitors can park at the Calgary Tower's Palliser Parkade, access on both 9th and 10th Avenue SW.


Glenbow is wheel chair accessible and has two (2) wheel chairs available, free of charge, for visitor use. Photo ID or Credit Card needed for deposit.

Diaper changing facilities are located in the Main Floor Washrooms. Visitor Services Staff will help you access the second floor First Aid Room if you require a more private facility.

Strollers are available in the Coat Check.

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

Alberta's Stories in the Palm of Your Hand!

One of only two Canadian museums to harness this technology, Glenbow's new Mavericks Navigator will guide visitors by 43 tour stops as they weave their way through the gallery. The Mavericks Navigator will bring Alberta's stories to life in the palm of our visitor's hand.


Family Membership:
One Year - $90
Two Years - $160

Adult Membership (aged 18 - 64)
One Year - $55
Two Years - $100

Senior: (aged 65+)
One Year - $40

Senior Double: (two adults - 65+)
One Year - $40

Student: (valid student ID required)
One Year - $35


Support Glenbow Museum by becoming a member, volunteering your time, or learning about sponsorship opportunities.

Glenbow Museum invites the community to support our unique special exhibitions and programming activities that focus on creating a Western Canadian collection but also provide a glimpse of the world beyond through international exhibitions.

Your organization can get involved in the following ways.

Special Exhibitions
Glenbow Museum's Permanent Gallery - Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

If your organization would like to discuss potential sponsorship opportunities, please call Debbie Stahl at (403) 268-4189 or email