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Banff Park Museum

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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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Kids Loved it.

We did not go but the Kids went with the Kids Club at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, they loved it, especially all the stuffed animals, there was a Moose there are they could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We did not go but the Kids went with the Kids Club at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, they loved it, especially all the stuffed animals, there was a Moose there are they could not get over how big it was, might be the only Moose you see on your trip so might be worth a look.

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delhi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the journey to Banff from Calgary is as beautiful as the Banff itself. breath taking view of Rockies, Bow river etc all add to the beauty of travel. must see place for anyone visiting Calgary.

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strathmore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place gives a person a very good amount of knowledge of the animals in this area. The wild animals that are stuffed gives a person a connection that would otherwise be missing if there were only pictures. early morning is best time to visit as you miss the crowds in summer.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is certainly different from your average modern museum, but for some people this could add to its appeal. The main interest is the large variety of stuffed animals on display, most of which are or were local to the Banff area. It is probably not something that could be replicated now, so from that point alone the museum is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Everything you would expect in a museum dedicated to Banff and the beginning of this resort town. If going, take the time to read the displays and walk the surrounding areas. Parking difficult in the summer. Park on the other side of the river, turn right after the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Returned this summer with more grandchildren to give them the experience of the Banff Park Museum...of Natural History. There are over 5000 specimens on display, the old fashioned way. The woodwork just gleams with richness. The 1903 structure of BC Fir is indeed a "National Historic Site!" The specimen collection is from the 1914 era. Read on one individual named... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great art and historical displays. We spent an afternoon here due to inclement weather and leaned a lot we would otherwise have overlooked. The gift shop has great local art. Amazing interactive displays.

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Fair Oaks, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This small museum contains a collection of stuffed birds and animals of Banff Park. There are also exhibits of bird's nests with eggs, fossil and minerals of the area. There is a small fee and you can see everything is less than an hour.

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Saffron Walden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I always love visiting this museum. No I don't like the idea of stuffed animals but this museum is quaint and charming and most of the animals died as a result of accidents. A visit doesn't take long but it is fascinating.

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After being slightly disappointed in not seeing wildlife in Banff other than one pika and a mostly hidden caribou, it was interesting to see this museum boasting a large collection of the many animals that roam its countryside. The cougar and bears were particularly impressive and scary. Also note - I'm an animal lover and appreciate that this museum absolutely... More 

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