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With a collection of over 1.3 million artifacts and artworks, Glenbow is one of the largest museums in western Canada. Glenbow’s mandate is to celebrate and share the history, creativity and beauty of western Canada. Our exhibitions build bridges between history and the present and showcase art and culture from our own backyard and around the world. At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring.

Feature Exhibitions

Glenbow is never the same place twice. In our feature exhibition galleries you’ll find shows of important cultural history as well as contemporary life and art that will fuel conversation and spark your imagination. Check for a list of current exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions


Meet the fascinating people who shaped Alberta’s history with their ingenuity, ambition and adventurous spirit.

Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life

Experience Blackfoot history, culture and traditions from the perspective of the Blackfoot people.

New Sun Gallery

Enjoy a glimpse into the traditional culture of Canada’s first inhabitants.

Art of Asia

One of North America’s best collections of sacred objects and art from Hindu and Buddhist cultures.


First Nations of the Plains, Maoris, Samurai, Medieval Europeans, and contemporary society – compare approaches to war across a broad swath of cultures, past and present.


From glow-in-the-dark minerals to the world’s oldest rock, uncover the colourful diversity of the mineral world.

Picturing the Northwest

A showcase for the museum’s rich collection of art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these works were originally collected by Glenbow’s founder, Colonel Eric L. Harvie.

  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 2 hr viewing time
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Guided tours
  • MC
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair access
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No food or drinks are allowed on the exhibition floors.