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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3, Canada
+1 403-762-2291
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Good history of Banff

Good place to spend an hour or 2. Informative about the history of Banff and area. Some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew K
Wyte Museum Banff

Attractive small local museum. Very limited content. Not for kids. Friendly staff. Not worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeanine F
Fairfax, Virginia
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The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder where people and the Rocky Mountains meet. The Museum's founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. Explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop. Our programming is made possible through generous support from you - the Museum's Members, donors and sponsors.
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111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3, Canada
+1 403-762-2291
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to spend an hour or 2. Informative about the history of Banff and area. Some interesting artifacts from the past.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Attractive small local museum. Very limited content. Not for kids. Friendly staff. Not worth it.What they have is nice, but don't have much content. Nice gift shop.

Thank Jeanine F
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a rainy day in Banff, we stepped into this Museum, which was created by Peter and Catherine Whyte. It holds their collection of art, artifacts, stories and photographs. They came from Boston and made Banff their home. Wonderful story. One of the best gift...More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a local museum that contains much local history. The exhibits feature the history of climbing and skiing in the local mountains. This is a mountain town. There is not a lot of parking on site but lots in close proximity. Entrance fees are...More

Thank woodmister
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a little gem and well worth a visit, it gives a good insight into the town and the surrounding area.

Thank nick e
Whyte_Museum, Marketing & Communications at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! Daily tours of our art gallery, heritage gallery, and heritage homes have now all begun for the summer - so it is a perfect time to visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers 10% discount to BCAA/CAA members. I don't think it is advertised, so just ask when you pay. Remember to bring your BCAA/CAA membership card. I really like the helicopter exhibit - a good spot for photos.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here because it was snowing and we didn't have much else to do and we are so glad that we did. The admission fee is very reasonable and the museum is very nice. There is a lot of information here, if you...More

Thank angusmcmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the most exciting place but worth a visit for the mass of exhibits and lots of info. Buy a joint ticket with their partner museum (Buffalo Nations Museum) to save money

Thank jger2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Whyte museum had been recommended to us and it certainly didn't disappoint. Lots of interesting Artifacts & information on the history of Banff, as well as, pieces of Art. Whilst we where there, there was an exhibition on, called - across the great divide,...More

Thank Geejay1244
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could spend an hour or three hours here. Lots of great info and short movie clips. Good public loos, somewhere to put backpacks in lock ups for easy of walking around, on the edge of town. A must go if you are there.

Thank Lorraine H
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How much time should I expect to spend in this museum?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Whyte_Museum | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. I agree with the reviewers, we are not a particularly large Museum, so an hour or two will give you time appreciate a lot of what we have on display. Certainly though, more time can be spent... More