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Canadian Ski Museum West

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Address: 317 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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+1 403-762-8484

A museum honoring the sport of skiing.

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must love skiing

we are not so into skiing and only went to this museum because we wanted to see everything we could in banff while we were there. if you are into skiing, then you will find this... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is just a display in the mall lol. A couple of mannequins on skis and some brief history on skiing. Not worth going out of your way to see unless your hungry since it's right in the food court.

Thank Tyler T
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540 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

we are not so into skiing and only went to this museum because we wanted to see everything we could in banff while we were there. if you are into skiing, then you will find this place pretty amazing.

Thank robnkim
Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

More than a museum it is a collection of pictures and decent dummies/reproductions of the most important Canadian skiers in the history, nestled inside a mall, so it is a particular location! All sections are well explained though and if you like the sport of skiing it is well Worth, plus it is for free and inside a mal, with... More 

Thank Matteocanada
Dundas, Canada
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you are into skiing, this is a must - it has the history of skies from whenever it started to current - we always stop by when in Banff as it changes regularly - great to show the kids how we use to ski in the 80's!

Thank Brett S
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

a really interesting place to learn more about the greatest solo sport of all time (in my opinion) plan to spend around 1-2 hours.

Thank Lauree M
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The first reviewer doesn't make sense at all, nobody is trying to sell you anything. Its in a mall but not in a store which makes it all the much better. You learn a bit about Nancy Green and other famous skiers, some of the first skis and some cool bronze sculptures of skiers. The first reviewer must be talking... More 

1 Thank Emily N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

I don't know why the other reviewer seemed so confused about being sold things - this museum is in a shopping mall! I think it is a nice break from the shops to wander around and read the pieces of information about the area. Banff has so much history there are other extensive "museums" such as the Whyte museum/Luxton etc... More 

1 Thank Muimu
Queenstown, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I went to this museum with high hopes but they were dashed by the ignorant workers inside. They constantly were trying to sell me items such as a "footlong" or a new Sweater(really?? inside a museum!!) Though i must admit the people doing the displays were fantastic not even a muscle twitch could be detected! Though i don't understand why... More 

7 Thank Nick L

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