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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta
1-403-762-1558
January to May 15 (Saturdays and Sundays): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 to October 15 (open daily): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 16 to December 31 (Saturdays and Sundays): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 25: Closed for Christmas Du 1er janvier au 16 mai (les samedis et les dimanches), de 11 h à 17 h Du 15 mai au 15 octobre (tous les jours), de 10 h à 18 h Du 16 octobre au 31 décembre (les samedis et les dimanches), de 11 h à 17 h Le 25 décembre : fermé pour Noël.

The oldest natural history museum in western Canada, the Banff Park Museum is housed in a monumental 1903 log building in downtown Banff, Alberta. The museum holds more than 5,000 natural history specimens collected from the park around the early 1900s. This turn-of-the-century taxidermy collection continues to thrill visitors curious about the mammals, birds, insects and fish found in the Canadian Rockies.

The museum offers a unique chance to get up-close with some of the park’s iconic wildlife, while also glimpsing a Victorian-era take on natural history. The gorgeous architecture of the museum is an attraction in itself: huge logs of Douglas fir with large windows and lofty ceilings.

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Text Credit: http://pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/banff

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    guestBook Guestbook/ autokahht/ Sep 30, 2017

    Lots of stuffed animals. The museum is a nice change of pace from shopping and hiking. Who needs all the live nature anyway?

  • Not great if you don't want to see dead animals
    guestBook Guestbook/ Gavinfre/ Apr 5, 2016

    The Banff Park museum is interesting. I can't imagine that anyone would collect the dead animals anymore but this collection must have been interesting for anyone in animal sciences when it was created. It also helps those who are new to the national parks to see all the different animals that are in the park.

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  • Cool
    guestBook Guestbook/ autokahht/ Sep 30, 2017

    Lots of stuffed animals. The museum is a nice change of pace from shopping and hiking. Who needs all the live nature anyway?

  • Not great if you don't want to see dead animals
    guestBook Guestbook/ Gavinfre/ Apr 5, 2016

    The Banff Park museum is interesting. I can't imagine that anyone would collect the dead animals anymore but this collection must have been interesting for anyone in animal sciences when it was created. It also helps those who are new to the national parks to see all the different animals that are in the park.

The oldest natural history museum in western Canada, the Banff Park Museum is housed in a monumental 1903 log building in downtown Banff, Alberta. The museum holds more than 5,000 natural history specimens collected from the park around the early 1900s. This turn-of-the-century taxidermy collection continues to thrill visitors curious about the mammals, birds, insects and fish found in the Canadian Rockies.

The museum offers a unique chance to get up-close with some of the park’s iconic wildlife, while also glimpsing a Victorian-era take on natural history. The gorgeous architecture of the museum is an attraction in itself: huge logs of Douglas fir with large windows and lofty ceilings.

93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta
1-403-762-1558
January to May 15 (Saturdays and Sundays): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 to October 15 (open daily): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 16 to December 31 (Saturdays and Sundays): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 25: Closed for Christmas Du 1er janvier au 16 mai (les samedis et les dimanches), de 11 h à 17 h Du 15 mai au 15 octobre (tous les jours), de 10 h à 18 h Du 16 octobre au 31 décembre (les samedis et les dimanches), de 11 h à 17 h Le 25 décembre : fermé pour Noël.
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Photo: Photo taken from Wikipedia, licensed inder the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License