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“Always worth a visit”

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ranked #17 of 79 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Alberta, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
900 reviews
468 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A superb small museum, with a good permanent collection, and always some special one. This is well organized, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited November 2011
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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

A small museum that provides a good insight into how Banff has developed over the years. There was a great art exhibition on display when we visited.

Visited October 2012
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Long Island, New York
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194 reviews
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“Wonderful museum experience”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

While in Banff, don't miss the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Very worthwhile few hours to learn from the enthusiastic docents about the area. Much information about wildlife and the history and life in the Canadian Rockies. I was happy to learn all about the wildlife crossings used throughout the Trans-Canada Highway system. They even had a remote feed from one of the wildlife crossings!

Visited July 2012
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting history on Rockies”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

What I liked was learning about the background of the railway and history of the towns beginning. A special treat was having a deer resting under the bridge next to the museum and watching the squirrels in the tree

Visited September 2012
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Canmore, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“No What it Used To Be”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The displayes are well done, very informative and easy to follow. The art works are lovely and informative, a great way to spent a spare 2 hrs. I cant help but thinking I enjoyed the museun in its old state, jam packed with artifacts, spending an entire afternoon and wondering where the time went.

Visited August 2012
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