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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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A museum filled with stuffed Canadian animals

A completely different museum from any we had visited so far in Canada. It was free because of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
white0nes
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Wellington, New Zealand
Great for a Quick Stop

We popped in here for a little after visiting in the farmers market in Central Park. Lots of cool... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
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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 1 week ago

A completely different museum from any we had visited so far in Canada. It was free because of the 150 years but it is only about $5 anyway. Cabinets full of stuffed animals, also on top of the cabinets too. Both large and small. Some...More

Thank white0nes
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. The price in 2018 for the museum is $3.90 for adults and then free for 17 and under (so a little less than $5 :). We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here for a little after visiting in the farmers market in Central Park. Lots of cool specimens!

Thank Rachel L
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for visiting. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

We popped in to warm up during our walk in Banff and were pleasantly surprised to find a great collection of local specimens of animals and history. The building is beautifully restored and there's a lot of history about its original curators and contributors.

Thank yolandakavita
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We're so glad you enjoyed the historic building and specimens and of course, our staff. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Banff!

Reviewed 1 January 2018

From the outside, it looks much bigger than it is inside, but there is a lot of interesting information and plenty of taxidermied animals. It's worth a look around.

Thank Crissy B
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and providing your feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 29 December 2017

It is well worth a visit, particularly in winter to escape the cold! It is small, but interesting and may be the only chance to see some of the wildlife from the area.

Thank Megan O
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is not a zoo, but a museum of taxidermy animals, many of which are almost impossible to see easily in the wild. The museum is free and would only take about an hour to peruse. There is a small library in which you can...More

Thank Deborah D
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We're so glad you found the staff friendly and helpful. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Nice way to spend an hour Plenty of examples of wildlife exhibits Friendly and knowledgeable staff My Only complaint is that the information signage for the exhibits is far too small to see, especially for those exhibits high above you on the wallMore

Thank Trevor L
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review. That's great feedback about the signage. Many of the specimen labels are original (and some even in Norman Sanson's handwriting) so they are part of the historic collection. Still - great feedback and something we'll look into. We...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have always wanted to stop in at the Banff Park Museum & on this visit we were glad we did. Open 10am - 6 pm from May 15 to Oct 15, in 2017 it was free to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. There is an...More

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review and for sharing your great pictures! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a good place to visit if you have an interest in the animal life in the area. There are also quite a few rock and fossil specimens.

Thank amarieslosser
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

i think this is where the springs are that started the whole adventure in Banff. It was the first time our tour guide took anyone there and we told her to keep it on the list!

Thank John J
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Banff Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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