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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 local museum

My husband and I were interested in taking some time to learn about the history of the area, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kara A
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NJ
Exhibitions you won't see anywhere else

This museum is very impressive and captures the essence of the region's history from the settlers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tsvarakadenga
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kara A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank tsvarakadenga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank barnsaunders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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

Thank mangosnhilo
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

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.

Thank Rena131266
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Whyte Museum does an amazing job of relating the history of Banff National Park and Canadian mountaineering. These permanent exhibits are a combination of historical artifacts, story boards and interactive displays. While the museum space is small, the displays are very well done. I've...More

Thank Alisen D
Whyte_Museum, Digital Content Coordinator at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for such a detailed review Alisen! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our museum so much! We love telling the stories of the mountains so that when people go out and enjoy the Park they have a little bit of history to take...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

This museum has a lot of art from the Whyte family along with some interesting information on the history of the area.

1  Thank amarieslosser
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visited here with no great expectation as had no previous knowledge of the museum. Was pleasantly surprised as it was fairly informative. Think I would have enjoyed more if I had an interest in Art (by Peter Whyte), but enjoyed for an hour nevertheless.

1  Thank Mike H
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bypass
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
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