Glenbow Museum

Located in the heart of Calgary’s Downtown core, the Glenbow Museum—recognized as a leader in the Canadian art scene—boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada. The Glenbow’s esteemed exhibition spaces feature reputed travelling and temporary exhibitions that reflect Calgary’s true diversity and permanent collections that share the history of Southern Alberta and Western Canada.

In addition to the museum’s world-renowned exhibitions, the Glenbow Museum Shop is full of hand-crafted treasures, home décor accessories, books and toys and more, while a 210-seat theatre, multiple meeting rooms and three gallery floors make the Glenbow a great venue for corporate and private functions. The Glenbow Museum is actively reshaping the city’s—and the country’s—standards of an art museum experience.

Lonely Planet Review

For a town with such a short history, Calgary does a fine job in telling it at the commendable Glenbow Museum that traces the legacy of Calgary and Alberta both pre- and post-oil. Contemporary art exhibitions and stunning artifacts dating back centuries fill its halls and galleries. With an extensive permanent collection and an ever-changing array of traveling exhibitions, there is always something for the history buff, art lover and pop culture fanatic to ponder. The best museum in the province – hands down.

Reproduced with permission from the Lonely Planet website © 2014 Lonely Planet


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