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“Afternoon at the museum”

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 July 13, 2013

Wonderful history of the Banff area and its explorers. Great pictures and artifacts. Take a couple of hours to visit this site.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Good way to spend a few hours very quiet. Not a large museum but it had some good local displays and we did get to tour the Whyte home.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Came here to escape the rain and it is a good attraction. The museum is a little sparse but there is some cool footage of heli-skiing and interesting exhibits on local mountaineers. I particularly enjoyed the art gallery which houses a fantastic collection of paintings of the Canadian Rockies. It was very inspiring!
Overall I'd allow 1-2 hours to make the most of the visit.

1  Thank VixyH
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited on our last morning in Banff and we are glad we stopped by. It only takes an hour or so to go through the museum but there are optional free tours that you can do with the guides as well. The museum gives a good background to the history of Banff and the surrounding area. While we were there they had a great art display about the Canadian Pacific Railway, which runs until October 2013.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Add to the meaning of the Banff area during a rainy day by stopping here. Surprisingly fine exhibits and plenty of information about the history of area and the pioneering people who made this area what it is. It will enhance your appreciation of Banff National Park.

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