Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff: Hours, Address, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Reviews: 4.5/5

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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466Richard789466
Toronto, Canada482 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Great museum about the history of the Rockies. Exhibition space had a show about one of the Galleries founders, Catharine Robb Whyte. Excellent gift shop has lots of local artists work. Free parking out front. Wonderful grounds.
Written October 8, 2021
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Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written December 17, 2021
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DELH
Spruce Grove, AB81 contributions
Sep. 2021
The museum was very informative about the past history and people of Banff. You could spend a fair amount of time reading and viewing all the displays. We did not explore the houses that were part of the museum due to time constraints. They also had art work from various artists from the early days of Banff. I would not recommend this for families with young children, older children might enjoy it.
Written September 26, 2021
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Alex U
Glasgow, UK14 contributions
Feb. 2020
I was gripped by the Danny Singer exhibition. I wanted to buy a few prints of his work, but they did not sell any in the museum shop. Which I think is a shame. The story of the royal visit to Banff was quite endearing, and made me smile. Staff are very helpful.
Written March 3, 2020
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Forst1965
Edmonton, Canada21 contributions
Nov. 2019
This place is loaded with history and how life was in Banff.
It is receomended to go with someone who has never been. Just watch how many times they smile - this place is a treasure!
Written March 1, 2020
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rogerhH9655EL
Glen Cove25 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Whyte museum is very charming with historical photographs and artifacts of the history of the area. THere was also a special exhibit on horses with some wonderful paintings and sculptures. Convenient located in town, Whyte also has lockers / closet to put your coats and valuables.
Written January 25, 2020
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Louisa B
Mount Pearl, Canada10 contributions
Nov. 2019
Very interesting museum about two artists in Banff as well as First Nations, women and some war heroes. Staff were excellent. Great activity for a wet, snowy day
Written November 21, 2019
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JeffB64CPR
Derby, UK244 contributions
Sep. 2019
The combination of art - mix of pictorial and impressionist, I suppose - and especially the museum, with the history of the railroads, and the arrival of settlers, inter-action with First Nations, and arrival of Chinese and East European workers, is told very well and with examples of original clothes, documents etc throughout. Do go!
Written October 20, 2019
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iKirs
München, Duitsland51 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
My husband and I wanted to visit this museum with our 8 month year old son in a stroller. The rude lady in the gift shop said strollers aren’t allowed in the museum. Ok, sure, maybe the museum has super narrow paths or it’s really crowded? So my husband went in alone, while another rude lady told me I could not walk 2 meters passed the entrance to get the WiFi password for a little entertainment while waiting for my husband.
While I was waiting, a family with a toddler came out. A walking toddler who could touch everything (don’t get me wrong, that’s fine! It’s a toddler!). Also, an elderly lady in a wheelchair came out. So if a wheelchair isn’t a problem, then why is a stroller? And if a toddler running around is not a problem, why is a sleeping baby in a stroller?
Oh, and after those guys had left, my husband het the museum to himself. So, rude staff, what was your problem?
My husband thought the museum was ok by the way. We saw a lot more Canadian art in family friendly Whistler though.
Written October 17, 2019
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Susan F
Indianapolis164 contributions
Oct. 2019
Really enjoyed this museum. Full of educational information. Learned a lot. Gift shop is nice. Was able to see what we wanted in a little over an hour. A small museum but worth stopping by and learning about the area and it's development. Highly recommend.
Written October 16, 2019
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TaraM299
Shelton, CT147 contributions
Sep. 2019
Great museum containing artwork and artifacts. Cool movies to watch. Nice to spend a few hours exploring.
Written October 8, 2019
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  • Thu - Mon 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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