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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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Unique exhibits of a time that has past

There is much to see in this museum, what struck me most were the personal accounts of locals who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brienanni
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Kita, Mali
A Nice way to Spend an Hour

This is not a major gallery so it doesn't require at big time commitment but it's well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
surfsup_12
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Toronto, Canada
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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
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"local history"
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"early settlers"
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"permanent exhibits"
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"interesting art"
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"canadian rockies"
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"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"first nations"
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"guided tour"
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"early days"
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"worth a visit"
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"banff area"
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"two hours"
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"banff national park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is much to see in this museum, what struck me most were the personal accounts of locals who fought in WWI and WWII. I am glad I did not miss this stop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a major gallery so it doesn't require at big time commitment but it's well worth the hour or so to pass through. The photo gallery is interesting, but a little repetitive, but the exhibits are fun for families. We combined this with...More

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Whyte_Museum, Digital Content Coordinator at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Exposure Photography Festival exhibits as well as our other galleries. If you want to explore more of our collections online feel free to check out our Peaks &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Banff recently, and noticed that they had a great photography exhibit related to the region's photography festival "Exposure." Indeed, there were two different shows in their big hall. But they do make small changes to the history exhibit every year, and we...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My husband and I were interested in taking some time to learn about the history of the area, the wildlife, and see some local art work. This privately owned museum is the perfect size to hit it all up in an hour or so. There...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is very impressive and captures the essence of the region's history from the settlers to the local communities. Definitely plan more than an hour for this. The entrance is $10 and well worth it

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Always good to check out a little local history if you have time to spare. Great littlre local museum, spend and hour or two and learn something you didn't know about the Canadian Rockies

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This museum is quite small but has some excellent photos dating back over a century and also artefacts to view. It's great to see Banff how it used to be before development.

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The Art Gallery was interesting - enjoyed the Grisly Bear display of the tagged bears in the park and their family tree. The historical displays were very well done and we enjoyed the history that is shared here.

Thank Darlene L
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I had known of this artist - interesting museum - takes only about and hour or hour and a 1/2 to see it all I had hoped to see more of the original paintings Nice visitMore

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Whyte_Museum, Digital Content Coordinator at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your review! Normally we do have more original paintings on display but we are in the midst of renovating our Founders Gallery. Once the renovations are done we will be able to display even more artwork than before! We do share more...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Full of interesting artifacts and information about the Rockies. Nice place to visit. I would recommend spending an hour there as you will see it all in that time.

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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
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