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“bit of history”

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ranked #17 of 85 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.
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Excellent photographs of the Rockies and the explorers who trekked in this area, especially the female explorers/photographers.

Thank Arfandmarg
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have visited eastern Canada many times, but never Banff, AB. We were in awe of the history about the development of this part of Canada and of the obstacles the first settlers overcame. Would recommend this museum to anyone visiting this gorgeous area!!

Thank stevenreichman
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

An inexpensive (donations accepted) and well-appointed museum, including several restored outbuildings that were the homes of the Whyte's and other founding persons.

We took advantage of the tourguide rather than simply wander, which provided us with access to the outbuildings. This was a nice change from our daily outdoor activities, which we saved for a cool, rainy day. Worth the visit.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

A wonderful little museum right in the heart of town. For the most part, it's a collection of stuffed animals, mostly from the area. if you don't like that, perhaps you will appreciate the exquisite woodworking skills of the tradesmen who built the place...it's gorgeous.

The stories on the displays are quite informative about the history of Banff and the museum.

This place doesn't pretend to be the ROM, but it has a cute and cuddly feel that we really enjoyed...and the price was right too!

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We were able to visit the Museum one afternoon They had the equipment of Turner, who in the 1800's, mapped many thousands of areas in Canada and the Canadian Rockies. They found that his mapping is today more than 90% accurate. They has sketches of Mary Schaffer who helped explore the mountains and it's botany in the early years. She lobbied to get Maligne Lake included in the park. We saw a helicopter and video that takes skiers to the top of Glaciers for them to ski down and much more. It was definitely worth the visit.

Thank L H
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