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“Well worth a visit” 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 72 things to do in Banff
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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.
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A small museum that only requests a donation on entry. There are informative displays on the history of the discovery of the Rockies. Highlight for me was the video of a grizzly trying to get in to a garbage bin. It's as close as you may want to get!

Visited August 2013
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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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Vienna, VA
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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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Winchester
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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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Tracy, California
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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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