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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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We spent 5 days in Banff and didn't see much wildlife beyond chipmunks & squirrels, so the specimens in this museum We were in Banff for 5 days and didn't see much wildlife beyond... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We spent 5 days in Banff and didn't see much wildlife beyond chipmunks & squirrels, so the specimens in this museum We were in Banff for 5 days and didn't see much wildlife beyond squirrels & chipmunks, so this museum was the only way we got to see the magnificent creatures that live in the area. It's a quaint old... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On first glance I thought we would only be a few mins here. However, we were given kids discovery/explorer packs. These were excellent and my two kids got quite involved and actually learnt something from the visit. The historical information/photos on both Banff and the curator were great. Well worth a visit. If u have a Banff National Park Discovery... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The historic building is beautiful, the docents are kind and helpful, but the displays themselves are dusty and tired. The docent said the displays are intentionally "out of date" to display how information was collected and studied "back in the day". For the purpose of accurate history this is a must see. Lots of taxidermy and pressed butterflies fill the... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The architecture of this building is quite impressive, but with no A/C on a hot day, the interior was stuffy and rather dark. The exhibits consist mainly of stuffed birds and larger animals with signs that are sometimes difficult to read. It is a fairly extensive collection of taxidermy with some impressive specimens - particularly the bears and wolves. Okay... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to go but it was an okay little diversion. If you have an annual parks pass you get in free.

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Sparta, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This historic museum consisted of collections of stuffed animals and birds. The displays were very interesting and well displayed. Most were in glass cases. The museum building itself had been faithfully restored to its original design and was over 100 years old.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There are many exponates there and they present that area pretty well. It was usefull to visit that museum.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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Additional Information about Banff Park Museum

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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