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Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-403-762-1558
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National...
Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.
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Wish it was open in April

We were in Banff at the end of April and the museum wasn't open. There were a lot of visitors in town that kept coming to see if the place was open. I think they would do well to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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charleston, sc
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not to be confused with the other large Museum in the shape of a fort. This was a private visit not a group tour. I was appalled and disgusted that the hitherto sensitive to nature and wildlife Canadians should display such historic atrocities perpetrated upon animals by the subsequently glorified Norman Bethune Sanson. The outside plaque already alerted me to... More 

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Banff National Park, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A must visit to see all the animals in the area some very nice work by Parks Canada the museum is definetly a must visit .Really thing if you visit Banff stop by you will like what you see.

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charleston, sc
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were in Banff at the end of April and the museum wasn't open. There were a lot of visitors in town that kept coming to see if the place was open. I think they would do well to open a little earlier... perhaps mid-April. Peeked in the windows and it looked very interesting.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have a spare hour in Banff, you should visit this location. It is only a few minutes walk from the busy Banf Ave. You can spend an hour on all the animals that you can find in the park and it is an educational and informative time spent.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We decided to pop in for a quick nose around but there is soooo much to see. For anyone who likes animals and/ or history you will not be disappointed. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly too

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NSW Australia
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33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

All the exhibits were in place a loooooong time ago, and are still looking great. This is a museum from the early 1900s with lots of stuffed animals and birds. well worth the $4 entrance fee.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Beautiful building, lovingly restored. Antique exhibits are bowing their age, but are still very interesting. The whole point is to show how museums used to look, with their focus on displaying animals more or less as trophies. The building alone is worth the visit. It is beautiful. With about an hour to spend, you can do a fairly good tour.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Architecture Is The Winner in the Banff Park Museum. Being the oldest in Banff I was expecting something in the architecture and it delivered. A must to see.

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Calgary
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum is one of the oldest in Canada, built before electricity. The architecture is such that it allows as much natural light into the building as possible. The animals on display are very old and have faded, but is so interesting the curation of the museum a century ago. Worth the few dollars to look around and ask questions... More 

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newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Brilliant museum which dates from 1903 see specimens of different animals ,insects and birds and learn more about the history of this beautiful area.

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Additional Information about Banff Park Museum

Address: Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-403-762-1558
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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