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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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Excellent collection of taxidermy!

Very interesting collection of animals - ranging from owls, hawks, eagles to bears, elk and deer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CynthiaL1963
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Lots of taxidermy

Interesting information on history of area, but basically cases of stuffed animals and birds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances M
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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

Very interesting collection of animals - ranging from owls, hawks, eagles to bears, elk and deer. Very educational for school aged children who have never seen these animals in the wild. I was also amazed by the bird egg collection (sizes). Well worth the quick...More

Thank CynthiaL1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting information on history of area, but basically cases of stuffed animals and birds. Lovely old building.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated at the far end of town near the bridge it will tell you the history of the area but if the weather is nice I am not sure a museum is the best place to visit you can find out so much...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is basically a huge collection of taxidermy wildlife of the area. Its pretty cool, they are big mammals, birds, etc.. all in a very special building! Nice stop!

Thank Sunny_g1234567890
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, with man's obsession with ruining the environment and catching/hunting/trapping many species of animals, a place like the Banff Park Museum may be one of the only places left to see the species that have been taken from us. The animal/bird displays are well done...More

Thank Kid_U_Not58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! If you ever wanted to see a museum from 100 years ago this is the place. All the animal mounts are from the 1890s housed in antique oak display cases behind old wavy glass. The inside is all original untouched wood. Definitely worth...More

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit and to see the animals that we had seen from afar up close and to see how big they really are, very well set out able to roam and look without problems

Thank Julie_loveabargain
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibit and were able to check out some of the animals from the region up close!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is free to everyone. Lots of history of the area, many stuffed animals and wildlife. Both upstairs and downstairs viewings. Located very centrally in town. The rustic timber building was built in 1903 and looks as new. The museum was built for natural...More

Thank Angelangel1
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for appreciating the historic architecture. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this museum only if you want to see all the stuffed animals cos you didn't managed to see the real live ones. It is just an average museum so only visit if you have nothing else on your to do list.

Thank JustLoveToFly
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is more of a relic than a modern museum. That said, it's quite nice as a historic monument, freezing a moment in time from the early 20th century.

Thank NJChisoxFan
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback - we're glad you got the feeling of stepping into the past. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff.

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