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The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum

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Address: Whistlers Inn, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-852-3361
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This museum offers a look at the many animals of Western Canada in their...

This museum offers a look at the many animals of Western Canada in their natural habitat.

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The tiniest, but cutest, natural history museum

While taking the Canadian (VIA Rail train across Canada), we had an extended layover in Jasper, and took advantage of it to walk through the town. We visited in winter, when most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been visiting Jasper for nearly 20 years now and saw this place the first time we came. its a great attraction! hasn't changed one bit in 20 years but is still one of my favourite places to go. a meagre $3 gets you close to some of the largest wild animals you will ever see in the rockies,... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While taking the Canadian (VIA Rail train across Canada), we had an extended layover in Jasper, and took advantage of it to walk through the town. We visited in winter, when most of the stores were closed, so we decided to visit the natural history museum. What an experience. You enter through a hotel and restaurant, then down some stairs... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum was in the basement of the hotel I stayed in. Large amount of stuffed wild animals. They all looked a bit tired, faded and dusty. Alberta seems to have a huge fascination with taxidermy that I have not come across anywhere else I have traveled!

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Thank tamsin2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It was interesting to see all the animals in this 'museum', as some you don't often get to see in the wild up close and personal. Though they had clearly been there for a while judging by the dust on them and the signs explaining who killed them, as long ago as 1969. It's in the basement of the Whistlers... More 

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Thank Beth P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is just a small museum, but we really enjoyed it. The museum is in the hotel, so you have to buy a token at the reception. It was only $6 for the family. The animals are in the basement. You don't need more than 30 Minutes, but it was just great for the kids to see all the animals... More 

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Thank Terrence S
toronto canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This little exhibit was interesting because until you actually see the animals up close you have no idea of how large or small they are. Remember this is an old fashioned way to display wild life, it was the only way before computers and virtual reality.

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Thank aileenTorontoCanada
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Worth learning the history - nice up close views of the wildlife in Alberta`s National Parks it you don`t happen to experience it in the wild.

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

All these different animals were incredible to see. Some I didn't even know existed. It's complimentary if you are staying at the Whistlers Inn.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We have stayed at Whisters Inn a few times and each time we have visited the museum in the basement. Admission is free with a stay in the hotel and tokens can be had at the front desk. The specimens are a little old - probably a good 50 years old - but it is still enjoyable in an odd... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I was surprised by how many animals there were. If you want to see what kinds of animals live in the region visit The Den. Inexpensive. A great place for kids of all ages.

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