Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
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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
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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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Dream597955
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Jan. 2023 • Couples
We loved all the snow carvings ; some finished and watching the artists at work. January is more relaxing in Banff , but every bit as beautiful as prior to Christmas. Hike the Hoodoos trail. Check out the Whyte museum and the history it provides. Take a bit of time to stroll through the Fairmont Banff springs Hotel. It will transport you to a baronial Scottish castle. Enjoy the mountain view for breakfast at the Juniper. Great food and service at Tommy’s and the Old Spaghetti Factory.
Written January 22, 2023
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dkc484
Dalmally, UK72 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
What an interesting museum. An exhibition of paintings based on the “canoe”;and lots of local information including a catalogue of all the painting produced by the Whytes, which must have run into many hundreds.
Too much information to take in in one visit and had time allowed I would have returned.
But there is lots to see in Banff, a lovely town.
Written October 6, 2022
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Mark H
Penrith, UK55 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
This is a large museum with various elements. I was particularly gripped by the stories of the creation of the National park, and the various debates and challenges. The museum was free to enter when we visited, so this gave us an excuse to spend some money in the excellent book shop! I bought a book on the history of Banff national park which I was gripped by for the remainder of our stay in the park.
Written June 23, 2022
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2worldtravelers13
Usingen, Germany339 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Interesting intro into history of national parks, mostly from western perspective. Pretends to include First Nations but is more about CPR and how people formed Banff and the parks: protect wildlife while benefiting from mass tourism all-year.
Art gallery attached - don’t see how these go together.
CAD 10 per person admission fee is excessive for hardly one hour worth seeing and reading.
Written May 30, 2022
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Lenora
4 contributions
Jul. 2021
Some of the artwork preserved is amazing. I loved the amount of detail put into every exhibit. The people who work there are local and knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed.
Written March 9, 2022
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466Richard789466
Toronto, Canada505 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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Written December 17, 2021
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DELH
Spruce Grove, AB82 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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Glen Cove36 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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