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Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

Did you know?

Mining Matters has reached an estimated 600,000 teachers, students and members of the public since its inception in 1994.

Alberta

  • Atlas Coal Mine

    The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is famous for fascinating underground tours, train tours, and tipple tours. "Remember to breathe" at this authentic Drumheller attraction, where they tell true tales of mines and men.

  • Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

    The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is dedicated to telling the stories of our mountains and our communities for present and future generations.

  • Royal Alberta Museum

    Located in Edmonton, the Royal Alberta Museum is one of Canada's most popular museums. Set in a park just west of downtown, the Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and activities for every age level and interest. Feature exhibitions at the Museum are changing all the time. Behind the scenes, 13 curatorial programs are responsible for building and making accessible some of the finest cultural and natural history collections in the country.

  • Royal Tyrrell Museum

    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

  • Royal BC Museum

    The Royal BC Museum Corporation is one of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures. The museum was founded in 1886; the Archives, in 1894. In 2003, these two organizations joined to become British Columbia’s combined provincial museum and archives, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of British Columbia’s natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future, and sharing them with the world.

Manitoba

  • The Manitoba Museum

    Natural History collections are developed and maintained as a “specimen library” of plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals for the province. Specimens are used for reference and research, in public and school programs, and in exhibitions.

New Brunswick

  • New Brunswick Museum

    The New Brunswick Museum is New Brunswick’s provincial museum. As such, it is a principal repository and steward of material that documents or represents the natural and human history of New Brunswick and other related regions.  In partnership with institutions and communities we collect, preserve, research and interpret material to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of New Brunswick provincially and globally.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Check out the geology and fossils found in Newfoundland and Labrador.  It is home to some of the oldest rocks in the world, and its unique geological landscapes attract scientists and rockhounds from across the globe. These ancient treasures provide an incredible chance to go back in time and interact with rocks that date back to billions of years ago. Whether it's ocean floors that surged up due to continental collisions, or coming face-to-face with astonishing evidence of early life on the planet, the province's rocks are a unique chance to witness our planet's history.

Northwest Territories

  • Norman Wells Historical Society

    Originally dedicated to preserving the historical memory of the Canol Project, the Norman Wells Historical Society's mission has grown.  Today, its mandate is to preserve and promote the cultural and historical memory of the Sahtu settlement area and its people.

    Since the Society opened the Norman Wells Historical Centre, its collection has expanded immensely. The centre now includes a wide range of displays relating to the oilfield, mining, aviation, geological, and cultural history of the region.

Nova Scotia

  • Museum of Natural History

    The Museum of Natural History, as it's known now, is responsible for the collecting and recording of artifacts of cultural significance to Nova Scotia as well as promoting Nova Scotia's natural landscape. Here at the Museum we house collections on Archeology, Ethnology, Mammals, Marine life and more.

Nunavut

Ontario

  • Bonnechere Caves

    The Bonnechere Caves have been welcoming people from all over the world for over 55 years. They provide a safe, educational, informative and fun tour for people of all ages. Everyone from babies in backpacks to senior citizens have enjoyed the handiwork of Mother Nature along the beautiful Bonnechere River.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature

    The Canadian Museum of Nature is more than a natural history museum. Behind our public face is a vibrant, multi-layered, multi-faceted organization composed of world-renown research scientists, collection specialists, education and multimedia specialists, and innovators.

  • Queen's University Miller Museum of Geology

    The Miller Museum is located in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is a small but active earth-science teaching museum for local schools and natural-science interest groups in eastern Ontario.
  • Royal Ontario Museum

    The ROM is an essential destination for understanding the Earth and our Solar System. Meteorites, rocks, precious minerals and gems contribute to one of the finest museum collections on display anywhere. In total, over 4.5 billion years of history are represented at the ROM in almost 3,000 exceptional specimens originating from all over the Earth, from the Moon… and beyond.
  • Scenic Caves

    Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience natural wonders through education, environment and leisure.
  • Sudbury's Dynamic Earth

    Since Science North first opened the doors to its Dynamic Earth geology and mining, this Sudbury, Ontario attraction has welcomed more than 170,000 visitors into the world of Earth sciences.
  • University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum

    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.

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

  • La Maison Léon-Provancher

    Depuis 1990, La Maison Léon-Provancher poursuit l’œuvre éducative de ce grand naturaliste en offrant des activités, toute l’année. Venez découvrir l'histoire, la science et la technologie par une approche multidisciplinaire.
  • L'épopée de Capelton

    Venez visiter ce site récréo-touristique qui mets en valeur le patrimoine historique du complexe industriel-minier d’Albert, Capelton et Eustis. Explorez en toute sécurité une ancienne mine de cuivre de 1863 en compagnie d’un guide animateur qui vous racontera la petite et la grande histoire de ce monde merveilleux. Un parcours à pied, rempli de découvertes et de beautés souterraines vous y attend!

  • Musee mineralogique de l'Abitibi-Temiscamongue

    Museum visitors are invited to explore original exhibits and interactive attractions in a stimulating setting. A family friendly atmosphere and new approach in museum management engages guests in learning about the many fascinating aspects of minerals. Immersed in the natural beauty of unique samples, including off-planet specimens such as a lunar rock, adventurers walk away with an unforgettable experience.

  • Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

    Visiter le Musée minéralogique et minier, c'est découvrir, apprendre et s'amuser! On vous y raconte entre autres l'histoire de l'amiante, de sa formation au coeur de la Terre à sa découverte; de son utilisation à sa controverse. On vous raconte l'histoire des hommes et des femmes qui ont forgé cette histoire unique. On partage aussi avec vous l'univers extraordinaire de la minéralogie.
  • Musée minier Horne

    Mining exploration in northwestern Québec was the work of prospectors from Ontario. In the 1910s many of them scoured the area in canoes, looking for new deposits. Edmund Horne was one of these prospectors looking for gold. In 1911 he made his first trip to the area where Rouyn now stands. He returned in 1914 and 1917. In the early 1920s, his flair and perseverance led him to discover what turned out to be the largest ore deposit in the region. This find resulted in the creation of Noranda Mines Limited in 1922. The construction of the Horne Mine and its copper smelter began in 1925. Two years later, production began.

  • Redpath Museum

    The Redpath Museum, one of Canada's oldest free-standing museums, functions as a unique interdisciplinary unit within the Faculty of Science. As a Museum it preserves and displays large collections of ancient and modern organisms, minerals, and world culture (ethnological) artefacts. As an academic unit it serves as a centre for the teaching and writing of science, as well as a research centre for the history of life and biodiversity of the planet.

  • Sherbrooke Nature Science Museum

    In the Fall of 2002, after over 120 years of promoting the conservation and creating passion for natural sciences as a school museum, the Musée du Séminaire de Sherbrooke moved into a newly renovated building overlooking the majestic Magog river gorge and became the Musée de la nature et des sciences. The new site allows the population to have access to new public grounds of unique beauty and appeal right in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke. In 2004, the Museum won the Grands prix du Tourisme québécois’s Lauréat Or prize in the “Tourist Attraction – under 50 000 visitors” category. This honour helped the Museum become better known as a tourist attraction offering a variety of products, such as field trips, seminars, children’s parties, the nature counter, and much more.

Saskatchewan

  • Royal Saskatchewan Museum

    In 1906, the Provincial Museum (as it was called then) was formed to "secure and preserve natural history specimens and objects of historical and ethnological interest". Since these early beginnings, the Museum's purpose has expanded to use these specimens and objects to educate communities through our programs, exhibits and research.
  • University of Saskatchewan Museum of Natural Sciences

    The Museum of Natural Sciences was made possible by the combined efforts of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences. This museum is designed to outline evolution throughout geological time, providing an integrated learning environment, with displays of living plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. A working seismograph is on display in an adjacent hallway.

Yukon

  • MacBride Museum of Yukon History

    The MacBride Museum of Yukon History is a dynamic museum, dedicated to promoting the value, understanding and enjoyment of Yukon history.  Part of the history of the area is the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 to the new gold rush of 2010.  Mining has been a key driver of the Yukon economy for more than 100 years. The Mining History exhibit explains different mining techniques used to gather placer gold in the Yukon.

  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

    Imagine a world where the vast steppe stretches unbroken as far as the eye can see. Envision a place where predators of staggering proportions compete with human hunters for food. Picture a land where the animals and plants struggle to survive in the cold, dry treeless expanse. Explore the treasures of that world within the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and watch Beringia come alive.