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Banff Park Museum

93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-1558
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Rockies Fauna Museum free!

You can't beat free to visit this wonderful two floor park museum which is a testament to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
northernneckinn
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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Recalls the park’s earlier days

This free museum is in a small wooden building on the edge of the Banff River in the downtown area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dmarkwind
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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 look at Banff wildlife and see how natural history was interpreted a century ago. Plenty of interactive and kids' activities - including the Xplorers Club.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can't beat free to visit this wonderful two floor park museum which is a testament to the painstaking work collecting and presenting all the species of the region from the smallest bird to the largest bison and everything in between. Authentic era building and...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 2 days ago

This free museum is in a small wooden building on the edge of the Banff River in the downtown area. It’s very much an old-school museum that recalls the park’s past glory and wildlife. We stayed here for less than half an hour, which is...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is free and easy to visit. Worth a look just for its beautiful wood interior construction-- but the taxidermy collection of virtually all Canadian animals from the region is fascinating, if a bit sad- though specimens date back to the early 1900's....More

Thank VAexplores
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here 30 minutes before closing, the attendant allowed us in and gave us a great introduction of the place. The museum has a wide collection of taxidermy of wildlife that lives in the region from birds, waterfowl, to bears and cougars they have it!...More

Thank karlo a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some would say that collections of preserved animals and birds belong to a by gone age but this collection and exhibition of the fauna and flora of the Rockies is invaluable in showing us what we will never now see in the wild. Our young...More

Thank Lancastrians16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on Banff Ave, really easy to park and get to. The guides are fantastic and very knowledgable, many historic rocky mountain pieces and a good insight in to how tough the exploration must have been.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent to orient one to the area but a great attraction on its own. I first visited on my own but later came with the family as I didn't want them to miss this attraction.

Thank mabram1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One man's meat etc. Sorry it didn't do it for me. Just case after case of stuffed animals. I appreciate that some might find it fascinating, but I expected more variety in the exhibits.

Thank ESHW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see the wildlife of the surrounding area in a well presented museum. Interesting to read about the animals habitat and history. Good for children and staff very helpful.

Thank Homejames63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking lot was crazy to get into and find a place to park, super busy as there is a park located there too. They had explorer books for the kids to enhance their visit, where if they completed 5 activities, they received a badge, zipper...More

Thank Kimberly C
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