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Banff Park Museum, Banff

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Observe a turn-of-the-century log building filled with mounted specimens of animals, plants, and minerals showcasing Canada's natural history at Banff Park Museum. You'll have the chance to view more than 5,000 taxidermy animals, most of which most can be found in the park. The exhibits outline the region's history, explaining the wildlife that travelers may see during their visit. The museum became a National Historic Site of Canada in 1985 due, in part, to the building which houses it--a 1903 exposed-log building. Use our Banff tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • In the weather. But got so little time that was open. Break is just a nice touch. I think lots of animal full of stuffed animal, was quite impressive, but I tired a bit towards the end. But also unique within the town of Banff.
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  • All the museums are close together and all are worth a visit. We did them all. If you don't like stuffed animals and birds don't go here! 
  • We were lucky enough to drop by on the museum's last afternoon of operation in 2016. I had been several times before but my partner hadn't. The Park Museum is an absolute must-see in Banff: a museum s...  read more »
  • Extremely good value for money. Extremely informative exhibits. Over 3000 different specimens. Also interesting to learn about the heritage of the site
  • Inexpensive and full of all kinds of cool stuffed animals. The kids loved it a lot.
  • It desperately needed labels on the stuffed animals. A number of the bigger animals would at least say what it was, but a lot of the smaller ones didn't. How hard would it be to walk around with a label maker and a laptop to google with. It might as well just be a taxidermy shop.
  • It's a museum of a museum filled with a variety of stuffed wildlife you could expect to see in the park. Vegans should enter at their own discretion.
  • Beautiful historic site. No reason not to visit.
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