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“More Than “Just” an Art Museum”

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ranked #15 of 90 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, there is beautiful artwork throughout the museum. But even more, important to a tourist, it explores through art the history of the area. Gateway to the Rockies, is an ongoing and changing exhibit. Looking through their brochure the museum has special exhibits throughout the year. The museum offers Heritage Home to Visit, Art Gallery Tours, Roving Interpreters, and Private Group Tours. Check their website for exhibits, costs, days and times. The founders of the museum, Peter Whyte and Catherine Robb Whyte were both artists. According to the museum brochure they wanted to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the Canadian Rockies. They succeeded...

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Whyte_Museum, Digital Content Coordinator at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We recently celebrated 50 years of the Whyte Museum and we always love to hear visitors' appreciation for Peter and Catharine's vision! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again in the future!

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"local history"
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"early settlers"
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"canadian rockies"
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"permanent exhibits"
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"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"great place to learn"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting information"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to get the history of the area and the national park as a whole. Makes you realise how hardy the early explorer were.

Thank Viv B
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This gave the history of Banff, which was very interesting. It had artifacts from explorations on display. They do give a AAA discount, so take your card with you.

Thank cyw
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Well worth visiting when you are in Banff. This is a very nicely put together museum that I have visited several times over the years and try to get back to when I am in Banff.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum which is packed with interesting stories and artefacts about Banff history including information about locals Rob and Catherine Whyte who established the museum and had a good relationship with a local First Nations tribe.

Very well laid out and some interactive displays. Currently includes a display of Japanese art collected by Catherine’s grandfather which is also well worth seeing.

Definitely worth 10 dollars!

Thank Gayle M
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