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Canadian Ski Museum West

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Address: 317 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-8484
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A museum honoring the sport of skiing.

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must love skiing

we are not so into skiing and only went to this museum because we wanted to see everything we could in banff while we were there. if you are into skiing, then you will find this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

we are not so into skiing and only went to this museum because we wanted to see everything we could in banff while we were there. if you are into skiing, then you will find this place pretty amazing.

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Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

More than a museum it is a collection of pictures and decent dummies/reproductions of the most important Canadian skiers in the history, nestled inside a mall, so it is a particular location! All sections are well explained though and if you like the sport of skiing it is well Worth, plus it is for free and inside a mal, with... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you are into skiing, this is a must - it has the history of skies from whenever it started to current - we always stop by when in Banff as it changes regularly - great to show the kids how we use to ski in the 80's!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

a really interesting place to learn more about the greatest solo sport of all time (in my opinion) plan to spend around 1-2 hours.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

The first reviewer doesn't make sense at all, nobody is trying to sell you anything. Its in a mall but not in a store which makes it all the much better. You learn a bit about Nancy Green and other famous skiers, some of the first skis and some cool bronze sculptures of skiers. The first reviewer must be talking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

I don't know why the other reviewer seemed so confused about being sold things - this museum is in a shopping mall! I think it is a nice break from the shops to wander around and read the pieces of information about the area. Banff has so much history there are other extensive "museums" such as the Whyte museum/Luxton etc... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

I went to this museum with high hopes but they were dashed by the ignorant workers inside. They constantly were trying to sell me items such as a "footlong" or a new Sweater(really?? inside a museum!!) Though i must admit the people doing the displays were fantastic not even a muscle twitch could be detected! Though i don't understand why... More 

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