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“identify animals” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Park Museum

Banff Park Museum
93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
1-403-762-1558
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Ranked #17 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Type: Natural History Museums
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Owner description: Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.
Calgary, Canada
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“identify animals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A nice selection of local (and other) animals are carefully stuffed and labeled. It is a good way to see the various sizes of animals you would otherwise not want or be able to observe up close. This attraction is free with the Parks Canada Discovery Pass; there is a slight charge otherwise.

Visited May 2013
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“A terrific little museum that gives an insight into the early days of Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

A gem of a museum, set up in the same way as it was in the early 1900s when visitors first flocked to the area. Staff are exceptionally welcoming and it's terrific value. There are more thrilling places to go in Banff, but I would still put it on the "Must Visit" list.

Visited April 2013
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“It Was Closed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We tried to go there during the day on Saturday, March 16th but it was closed. Too bad as it was very cold that day and needed to warm up after our walk.

Visited March 2013
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“Great Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Loved this museum, it provided a broad spectrum of exhibits from the locality and was well laid out. I find stuffed animals a little creepy but they are in most museums so I moved fast through that section!

Visited March 2012
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“natural history exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

the Banff Park Museum serves as a cabinet of curiosities for Canadian wildlife. Set in a small two-story building, it is stuffed with dead animals brought back to life with shiny, glass button eyes. There is quite a nice variety, though, including an elk, musk ox, beaver, lynx, and two ponderous bison heads mourning the romance of another era. Half of downstairs is devoted to winged creatures, including owls, hummingbirds, water fowl of all kinds, as well as an entire display of bees. The museum is worth going to if visit banff area.

Visited October 2012
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