Outreach Programs

WHERE Challenge Logo with Teck (Final)

A national contest for Canadian youth ages 9 to 14 with over $10 000 in cash prizes!

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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!
Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada
Dates: Various
Location: Various throughout Canada
Website: gmfc.rocks


The Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club’s Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $3; Age 12 & under: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more info:
Phone: 705-740-4530
Email: [email protected]
Website: kawartharockandfossilclub.com


Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society’s Gem & Mineral Show
Date: 2020 (Show Details TBD)
Website: www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca


The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Date: May 13, 2023 10 am to 4 pm 
Location: Kitchener Auditorium, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener
Admission: Free
For more info: www.kwgmc.com
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kwgmc.com


Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Dates: 2021 Show is Cancelled
Location: Sudbury, ON
Admission: TBD
Website: http://ccfms.ca/Events.php


Annual Rockhound Gemboree
Location: Bancroft, Ontario
Dates: 2021 Show is Cancelled
Admission: Adults: $8; Seniors: $7; Youth: $4; Age 6 & under: Free
Phone: 613-332-1513
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.bancroftontario.com/rockhound-gemboree


The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough Wonders of the Earth Show
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Dates: 2021 Show is Cancelled
Admission: Adults & Seniors: $5; Children: $1
Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca

Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Admission: Age 65+: $5; Adults: $8; Age 13-17: $2; Age 12 & under: Free
Email: [email protected]
Website: olmc.ca/gemshows.html 


Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show 
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario 
Admission: General: $8; Age 12 & under: Free
Phone: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ancastergemshow.com

National Rock and Gem Show of Canada 
Location: Exhibition Park, Lethbridge, AB

Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club Gemstorm
Location: Ballroom, Ambassador Hotel, Kingston, Ontario 
Admission: General: $5; Age 12 & under: Free
Website: www.mineralclub.ca  

University of Waterloo Annual Gem & Mineral Show 
Location: CEIT Building, University of Waterloo south campus, Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
Website: uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/ 


The Gem Expo 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Hyatt Regency
Admission: Adults $6, Students $1, kids are free
Contact:  Salim Moorani, 647-773-9001, [email protected]
Website:  http://www.TheGemExpo.com

Robert Hall Originals Annual Fall Open House – 8 Days of Christmas
Location: St. George, Ontario
Admission: Free
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com 

Canadian Micro-Mineral Association (CMMA) Fall Mini-Conference
Location: Burlington, ON
Phone: 416-438-8908
Email: [email protected]
Website: canadianmicrominerals.ca

London Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Metroland Media Agriplex, London, ON
Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $2
Phone: 519-831-3093
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gemandmineral.ca

Rock and Mineral Clubs

There are lots of rock, mineral, and gem collecting clubs in Canada.

In the Toronto area, kids who love to collect can join the Young Toronto Mineralogists Club.

Rockin' Mineral Shows

Rock, Gem and Mineral Shows

Would you like to see your event listed here? Email [email protected] with the name of your club, when your event is held, admission information, along with your contact details.