We visited this museum as a result of a talk we had attended in Moraine Lake lodge telling us about Catherine and Peter Whtye. It whet our appetite to learn more. We had seen the heritage homes adjacent to the museum en route and planned to go and ask about a visit. Just as we were about to enter the museum a group of 4 people came out to go to the houses so we tagged along. The guide had a vast knowledge and seeing all the artefacts and hearing the tales about the couple we found riveting. We are National trust members in England but it was great to see a home from another country and the guide brought the objects to life. I would have liked a little bit longer in each room but understand that was not possible.
We returned to the museum after looking at both houses and the lady at the reception said an 15 minutes there was another guided tour running through the history of the Rockies. We began to look at some of the excellent paintings till it was time.
It was the same guide and she did a splendid job of taking us through some superb exhibits really bringing them to life. The tour was about half an hour but the time flew by. We then spent a further couple of hours looking at the rest of the exhibits as well as a more detailed look at the ones she had told us about. her talk really enhanced our experience. One thing we both found very poignant was the phone message from a Canadian airman in the war section. We loved the two chaps in the tent telling stories and enjoyed peeping in the drawers.
We went back to look properly at the paintings and really enjoyed the afternoon we spent there. Entry is by donation and well worth putting on your itinerary.
We had also noted their involvement with Canada Day where you could get a plate of eco friendly paints, a brush and a pot of water and paint the pavement.
Check the tour times and take advantage of them.
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