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“Whyte Museum a Must”

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ranked #17 of 75 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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Whyte Museum a Must”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Museum is a must see while you're in Banff. The history of the area is excellent. It's a nice self-guided tour with full descriptions as you go. I loved seeing the old helicopter and the history of heli-skiing. The Museum shop also is great - I have a beautiful souvenir that I purchased. Highly recommend it.

Visited March 2014
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923 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by this morning and really enjoyed our visit. There is some interesting art on display from around the world as well as some local art . I especially enjoyed learning something about the early settlers of Banff.
A bonus for us was a free tour of two historic homes kitty corner to the Museum .One was the residence od Catherine and Peter Whyte.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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343 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Thought-Provoking & Well Presented”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

There's history and art in abundance here and the museum is well designed and presented. We found the historic exhibits about the early settlers and the native peoples, and the interaction between the two, most interesting and thought-provoking. It's well worth an hour or two whilst in Banff.

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, AB
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great photography exhibit on right now!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

The current exhibit features images from The Photographers of Scotia Waterous going into a fundraiser photo book, and the images were globally sourced, and well executed. Also, local photog Sarah Fuller had many large prints on display of her acquaintances in Banff, showing off the locals in their environment. Also there is a permanent historical display with some nice to know stuff about the people who helped to make Banff accessible for other humans. Banff - a natural wonder of the world. I spent the $5 suggested donation and an hour taking it in. Glad I did.

Visited March 2014
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stuff to do when you can't ski”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great museum. Well worth a visit. I learned a lot about the history of the Rockies, and of the development of the skiing industry in Canada. One of the best museums I have ever been to....... And I've been to a lot!

Visited February 2014
Thank Suzanne L
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