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“Good museum about the area.”

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ranked #17 of 85 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.
Reviewed June 21, 2013

A good well arranged museum about the Rockies area. Went on a day when weather was a bit rainy. Took a 1/2 hour guided tour which included a couple of old timber homes as well as main museum. Guide helpful, but she moved on a little too quickly and we wished we had spent more time going round by ourselves. No charge but donations invited.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited due to heavy snow on the day and were not disappointed. The story of the Whyte Family also the First People was very interesting. Details of the early railroad laying also the instruments used and peoples involved helped expand our knowledge of how the area evolved. On the day it was entrance by donation and well worth the donation we gave.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We didn't go to Banff for the museum but one day was just too rainy to do much else. We were pleasantly surprised by this local gem which gave great history of the area, including guided tours of some historic houses owned by early residents.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

A very worthwhile experience which brings the Rockies history, culture and art to life. Frequently changing themed exhibitions' are featured.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had this included in a ticket for the hot springs, gondola ride and glacier tour, wasn't overy impressed, spent about 15 minutes in there before we all decided to move on.

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