Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
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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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Alex U
Glasgow, UK12 contributions
Really worth a visit
Feb 2020
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
Simply Incredible
Nov 2019
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 Cove24 contributions
walk thru History
Jan 2020 • Couples
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
Lovely small museum
Nov 2019
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, UK211 contributions
Excellent, quirky, fascinating
Sep 2019
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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iKirs
München, Duitsland51 contributions
Unfriendly staff
Jul 2019 • Family
My husband and I wanted to visit this museum with our 8 month year old son in a stroller. The rude lady in the gift shop said strollers aren’t allowed in the museum. Ok, sure, maybe the museum has super narrow paths or it’s really crowded? So my husband went in alone, while another rude lady told me I could not walk 2 meters passed the entrance to get the WiFi password for a little entertainment while waiting for my husband.
While I was waiting, a family with a toddler came out. A walking toddler who could touch everything (don’t get me wrong, that’s fine! It’s a toddler!). Also, an elderly lady in a wheelchair came out. So if a wheelchair isn’t a problem, then why is a stroller? And if a toddler running around is not a problem, why is a sleeping baby in a stroller?
Oh, and after those guys had left, my husband het the museum to himself. So, rude staff, what was your problem?
My husband thought the museum was ok by the way. We saw a lot more Canadian art in family friendly Whistler though.
Written 17 October 2019
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Susan F
Indianapolis164 contributions
Very interesting. Glad we went!
Oct 2019
Really enjoyed this museum. Full of educational information. Learned a lot. Gift shop is nice. Was able to see what we wanted in a little over an hour. A small museum but worth stopping by and learning about the area and it's development. Highly recommend.
Written 16 October 2019
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TaraM299
Shelton, CT134 contributions
Very informative
Sep 2019
Great museum containing artwork and artifacts. Cool movies to watch. Nice to spend a few hours exploring.
Written 8 October 2019
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Neil L
Edinburgh, UK624 contributions
Compact Local Museum
Sep 2019
Banff is basically an outdoor place (see picture), but this is one of the best indoor attractions for those interested in the history or wanted to shelter from the rain. It's an eclectic mix of art, first nations artefacts and the coming of the Europeans and their development of the area for tourism.
Written 7 October 2019
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grammysharon
San Diego, CA142 contributions
Great museum
Sep 2019
Lots of history and beautiful artwork...tied alot of the area together. We enjoyed our visit and the diverse artworks
Written 3 October 2019
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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is open:
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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