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Banff Park Museum

93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-1558
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Glimpse Into Past

Nice collection of perserved local wild animals. Beautiful wood building. Nice way to spend a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cincin2100
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San Francisco, California
Don't miss this- amazing collection

Well, what a surprise, it's was a fascinating afternoon and spent 2 hours in here, as a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
butterfly552015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Western Canada's oldest natural history museum, Banff Park Museum offers visitors a chance to browse some 5,000 vintage specimens - from stuffed bears to minerals and plants. A visit to this 'Museum of a Museum' is a great way to get an up-close look at Banff wildlife and see how natural history was interpreted a century ago. Plenty of interactive and kids' activities - including the Xplorers Club.
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93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice collection of perserved local wild animals. Beautiful wood building. Nice way to spend a half an hour.

Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, what a surprise, it's was a fascinating afternoon and spent 2 hours in here, as a wonderful collection of taxidermy animals from bears, wolves, birds, just stunning as hard to see wild life in Canada. Don't miss this experience.

Thank butterfly552015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative and interesting. Wheelchair accessible. Knowledgeable staff. Interior spacious and well organized. Well worth the visit.

Thank mcgtyta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've found the collection very interesting. You will find all the animals of the park; so, even if unfortunately you have not meet some of them on the way, you'll see how they really are in this museum :) I think that the creator of...More

Thank Cigana1982
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a real step back in time. An historical building, housing a significant collection of stuffed animals and birds from the region. Free during 2017.

Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know what to expect but seeing every animal from buffalo to grizzly bears to birds and fish really gave you a thorough knowledge of what you might see live in the park.

Thank hamptonite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well done museum which was free this year. Nice displays & interesting building. Glad we stopped.

Thank casinojoni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is free for 2017 and the usual admission is only $3.90. Wonderful display of many animals you might see in Banff. Since we didn't see much in the way of live animals, this was fabulous! Great place to take kids for an up...More

Thank Sue_in_Raleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is just amazing ! it doesn't look very impressive from outside, but inside the collection is stunning. Most of the specimens are more than 100 years old, the stuffed birds ans animals look like alive. My teenage daughter was so happy to see...More

Thank Danuta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception was warm and pleasant to provide you all informations about Banff with a smile. We learned in depth about the history of Banff

Thank Viet51girl
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