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The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum

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Address: Whistlers Inn, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 780 852 3361
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This museum offers a look at the many animals of Western Canada in their...

This museum offers a look at the many animals of Western Canada in their natural habitat.

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This museum was in the basement of the hotel I stayed in. Large amount of stuffed wild animals. They all looked a bit tired, faded and dusty. Alberta seems to have a huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This museum was in the basement of the hotel I stayed in. Large amount of stuffed wild animals. They all looked a bit tired, faded and dusty. Alberta seems to have a huge fascination with taxidermy that I have not come across anywhere else I have traveled!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

It was interesting to see all the animals in this 'museum', as some you don't often get to see in the wild up close and personal. Though they had clearly been there for a while judging by the dust on them and the signs explaining who killed them, as long ago as 1969. It's in the basement of the Whistlers... More 

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Thank Beth P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It is just a small museum, but we really enjoyed it. The museum is in the hotel, so you have to buy a token at the reception. It was only $6 for the family. The animals are in the basement. You don't need more than 30 Minutes, but it was just great for the kids to see all the animals... More 

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toronto canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This little exhibit was interesting because until you actually see the animals up close you have no idea of how large or small they are. Remember this is an old fashioned way to display wild life, it was the only way before computers and virtual reality.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Worth learning the history - nice up close views of the wildlife in Alberta`s National Parks it you don`t happen to experience it in the wild.

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

All these different animals were incredible to see. Some I didn't even know existed. It's complimentary if you are staying at the Whistlers Inn.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We have stayed at Whisters Inn a few times and each time we have visited the museum in the basement. Admission is free with a stay in the hotel and tokens can be had at the front desk. The specimens are a little old - probably a good 50 years old - but it is still enjoyable in an odd... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I was surprised by how many animals there were. If you want to see what kinds of animals live in the region visit The Den. Inexpensive. A great place for kids of all ages.

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St.Albert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Smallest Museum I've visited however nicely laid out with a good selection of animals to see. Good value for your money.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My kids had a good time going thru the little museum. Museum had a great variety of wildlife and provided a good chance of discovering real animal sizes and to have a learning discussion. Museum should include a bit information on the different species found there.

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