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Banff Park Museum

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Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-403-762-1558
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Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National...

Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.

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it is nothing from outside but you will be surprised by its collections

It collects at least over a thousand animals in this Museum. If you walk on Banff Ave and also have annual pass you should go to this museum and you will be surprised by its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor J
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Chicago, Illinois
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McCormick, United States
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the examples of wildlife in the area and some of the historical information. Lovely, quiet location. Well preserved.

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Thank Norma C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this quite fascinating - not only the awesome displays but the historic building as well. The woodwork in the building is gorgeous! And I had no idea our mountains are host to that many animals. A must see. And would be great for kids too.

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Thank M G
ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we were at the museum they featured the great migrations of animals from Yellowstone up through Banff and often into the arctic circle. They also featured the animal over and underpasses on Highway 1. It was fabulous. This year they had art that we did not think a lot of.

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Thank ron-diane
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love nature (if you're reading about Banff, I assume you do) and want to learn more about Banff fauna, then look no further. A great stop, especially on a rainy day. Takes about an hour if you really want to spend time learning about the native specimens on display in old- school cabinetry. Taxidermy is truly impressive. The... More 

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Thank Diatoman
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was what it was an original style natural history museum with stuffed animals of the Rockies. friendly staff and informative labels on exhibits. About 4 dollars each to go in so value for money. Ok for 30-40 min visit.

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Thank Maureen P
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It collects at least over a thousand animals in this Museum. If you walk on Banff Ave and also have annual pass you should go to this museum and you will be surprised by its collections.

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Thank Taylor J
Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to visit on a wet day for about an hour. construction of the building was intriguing. Lots of stuffed animals and birds, interesting but really not that exciting.

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Thank DouglasD546
Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is priced right - adults are only $3.70. There is a rich history in the building and it is our fav place to go when it gets a bit too rainy to be outside. My three year old could spend an hour looking at all of the animals and playing in the "touch" room where there are animal... More 

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Thank ExcitedforCuba789
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very dated museum full of stuffed animals, with a very musty small. First floor accessible by stairs only

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Thank lizzy122015
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational and a great place to start your visit. the staff were pleasant and well informed. Great for the family.

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