Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff: Hours, Address, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Reviews: 4.5/5

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
4.5
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Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Mark H
Penrith, UK54 contributions
Couples
This is a large museum with various elements. I was particularly gripped by the stories of the creation of the National park, and the various debates and challenges. The museum was free to enter when we visited, so this gave us an excuse to spend some money in the excellent book shop! I bought a book on the history of Banff national park which I was gripped by for the remainder of our stay in the park.
Written 23 June 2022
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2worldtravelers13
Usingen, Germany334 contributions
Couples
Interesting intro into history of national parks, mostly from western perspective. Pretends to include First Nations but is more about CPR and how people formed Banff and the parks: protect wildlife while benefiting from mass tourism all-year.
Art gallery attached - don’t see how these go together.
CAD 10 per person admission fee is excessive for hardly one hour worth seeing and reading.
Written 30 May 2022
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Lenora
4 contributions
Some of the artwork preserved is amazing. I loved the amount of detail put into every exhibit. The people who work there are local and knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed.
Written 9 March 2022
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466Richard789466
Toronto, Canada499 contributions
Friends
Great museum about the history of the Rockies. Exhibition space had a show about one of the Galleries founders, Catharine Robb Whyte. Excellent gift shop has lots of local artists work. Free parking out front. Wonderful grounds.
Written 8 October 2021
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Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 17 December 2021
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DELH
Spruce Grove, AB82 contributions
The museum was very informative about the past history and people of Banff. You could spend a fair amount of time reading and viewing all the displays. We did not explore the houses that were part of the museum due to time constraints. They also had art work from various artists from the early days of Banff. I would not recommend this for families with young children, older children might enjoy it.
Written 26 September 2021
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Alex U
Glasgow, UK14 contributions
I was gripped by the Danny Singer exhibition. I wanted to buy a few prints of his work, but they did not sell any in the museum shop. Which I think is a shame. The story of the royal visit to Banff was quite endearing, and made me smile. Staff are very helpful.
Written 3 March 2020
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Forst1965
Edmonton, Canada21 contributions
This place is loaded with history and how life was in Banff.
It is receomended to go with someone who has never been. Just watch how many times they smile - this place is a treasure!
Written 1 March 2020
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rogerhH9655EL
Glen Cove36 contributions
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Whyte museum is very charming with historical photographs and artifacts of the history of the area. THere was also a special exhibit on horses with some wonderful paintings and sculptures. Convenient located in town, Whyte also has lockers / closet to put your coats and valuables.
Written 25 January 2020
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Louisa B
Mount Pearl, Canada10 contributions
Very interesting museum about two artists in Banff as well as First Nations, women and some war heroes. Staff were excellent. Great activity for a wet, snowy day
Written 21 November 2019
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JeffB64CPR
Derby, UK249 contributions
The combination of art - mix of pictorial and impressionist, I suppose - and especially the museum, with the history of the railroads, and the arrival of settlers, inter-action with First Nations, and arrival of Chinese and East European workers, is told very well and with examples of original clothes, documents etc throughout. Do go!
Written 20 October 2019
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