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“very nice tiny museum depicting briefly life of those who originally dared the mountains” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3, Canada
+1 403-762-2291
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Ranked #19 of 71 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder where people and the Rocky Mountains meet. The Museum's founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. Explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop. Our programming is made possible through generous support from you - the Museum's Members, donors and sponsors.
Calgary, Canada
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“very nice tiny museum depicting briefly life of those who originally dared the mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The entrance was a voluntary donation suggested for 5 dollars. in a very nice well distributed, small location, ideal for exhibits, by the way had two of them from two Canadian artist going on just on the left wing to the main exhibit room: Toni Bloom with his land buoy exhibit and Oscar Cahen with his cartoons. I found both very unique and very interesting. Because its a petite size museum you can take time and enjoy reading without been afraid not seeing it all, although you might feel always tempted to rush yourself and go outdoors but we were there during a rainy morning so it was just perfect. The permanent exhibit is a nice depicted passage of the origin and interactions between the native settlers and explores of the city of Banff. We enjoyed our stayed and finishing it at the gift shop which has art from local artist and artisans which could make the visit even more meaningful if you buy one of those little pieces of art this magnificent national park has inspired.

Visited May 2013
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Banff, Canada
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A great place to take visitors to learn about the history of our town. Small museum but good nontheless. I had a free family pass that I borrowed from the library (found out about this in the Crag & Canyon) and that was very useful.

Visited March 2013
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Okotoks, Canada
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“Great Museum & Gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Centrally located - great place to learn about history of the area. Wonderful exhibits and really lovely gift shop.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Weve visited the museum on a snowy day.
Its a beautiful place. Beautiful exhibitions.
Mostly recommended!

Visited April 2013
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“Very small, but has offers a good history of the area .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Small museum, but nice way to spend some quiet time away from the shopping district. Historical displays give a good overview of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Did not go thru student photo exhibit.

Visited March 2013
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