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Banff Park Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Western Canada's oldest natural history museum, Banff Park Museum offers visitors a chance to browse some 5,000 vintage specimens - from stuffed bears to minerals and plants. A visit to this 'Museum of a Museum' is a great way to get an up-close...more
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93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I spent an hour here as it was free with our annual park pass. It’s an interesting collection of animals, mostly from the 1900s. Good place to wander around for an hour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cincifoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very beautiful from de outside, but once you're inside you will discover a magnificent jewel, the collection of animals from the region goes beyond expectation, everything is well preserved, and the experience is unforgettable

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank El-Panita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building, lots of history to be learned in this area, loved the animals, great hands on things for kids

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Audrey D
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Este es un museo de amimales silvestres del parque pero disecados, es como un museo de la muerte, hay animales muy bellos!! pero me costo mucho conectar con eso. No es para todos!! This is a museum of wild animals in the park but dissected...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Originando
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly, we all really really loved this museum. We learned all about local bison, looked at all the incredible specimens from another time, and then had a hunt for the turkey vulture mentioned in the exhibit describing the Banff Zoo. Also, it was snowing and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laurah133130
Reviewed 24 January 2019

spent some hours here the kids loved the animal collection and as well as being informative for adults kept the kids entertained with some intersting exhibits

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 12 November 2018

surprised upon entering. I didn't know the museum was about all of the wildlife in the area and taxidermy was amazing. Small museum but informative when you make the time to read about the species of the area. The curators were very informative and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OrchardOrchid
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This natural history museum, in a historic building in downtown Banff, is best known for its large collection of wildlife residents of the area, now stuffed and mounted. These old specimens, gathered back when there was an abundance of wildlife in the park environs, offer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Unless you are a local with a great knowledge of the fauna of the Banff area the display of taxidermically preserved specimens should help identify animals glimpsed or fully seen. The collection is historic, so acceptable. Thank goodness the building, dating from the early twentieth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arctosMac
Reviewed 26 September 2018

One of the oldest buildings in Banff (1903) the Banff Park Museum is only around $4 entry and was a good way to view at all the animals native to the area. If your not into stuffed animals I would give it a miss as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gerard M
16 May 2018|
Response from CaveandBasin | Property representative |
The entry fee is $3.90 for adults, $3.40 for seniors and free for youth 17 and under. It's also free to get in if you bring your Discovery Pass (aka annual Parks Canada pass).