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.
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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