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“Great non-commercial sanctuary” 5 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 #23 of 72 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.
Calgary, Canada
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“Great non-commercial sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If, like me, you need to remove yourself from the commercialism. Find your way to the Museum Library, grab a book and seat yourself down in a leather chair, smoke your virtual pipe and reminisce.

Many many natural items that used to be alive for hours or a few minutes to view. My wife chooses not join me.

Sometimes the opening seems sporadic though.

Annual park pass gets you in free.

Visited August 2013
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Banff National Park, Canada
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“Great artifacts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Really enjoyed touring here and taking in all the sites this place had to offer from a naturalist point of view. We would recommend anyone to tour this particular museum and they will be pleasantly surprised at the interesting items on display

Visited January 2014
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Toronto
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“A Bit of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a relic of the past. The display is old school, the building is old school and the people working in it are old school. As it should be seeing that it is a museum of Banff.
The activities for the kids are awesome - kept my kids busy for hours.
The artifacts and curios are awesome - kept us busy for hours.
A bit sad that a lot of the exhibits are now only available in a museum. :(

Visited August 2013
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Saskatoon
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“Historical natural history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If being up close and personal with taxidermied (I may have made up that word) animals is your thing, then this is the place to be. The building this vintage exhibit is housed in is something to see on its own, as it is very beautiful. I got a real sense and feel of the history of Banff from my visit, and my 10 year old daughter really enjoyed herself.

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“closed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Banff Park museum is closed in the winter due to federal budget cuts. This is the second year that they have been doing this. I didn't know. It was very disappointing.

Visited October 2013
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