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“Worth a trip even if it isn't raining” 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 #12 of 33 Attractions in Banff
Type: Libraries, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Traveler Resources
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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.
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“Worth a trip even if it isn't raining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The museum is really good and is more than just a wet day option. It's not massive but there is a lovely range of items and lots of interactive stuff.

I'd recommend a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Interesting but a bit Sparse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Worth a quick visit. Donation. Not a whole lot there, but we still spent an hour. Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler

Visited September 2013
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“A great way to spend a couple of hours.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a superb museum full of fascinating local peoples and history. Cleverly laid out it takes you on an informative tour of the history of Banff and the development of the area of the Rockies and the National Parks.
Just wonderful!

Visited August 2013
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“Very well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

An excellent serious of exhibits on the area and the railroads. Lovely building and helpful, friendly people. Donations accepted.

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome museum and great gift shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I really liked the museum's collection of paintings and their gift shop was a lot better than all the tourist shops on Banff Ave. I had been looking for stationary as a present for someone our whole trip, and finally found the perfect gift in their shop. Definitely the place to go if your an art lover in Banff!

Visited July 2013
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