Banff Park Museum, Banff

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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. Add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park trip itinerary using our Banff National Park trip planner.
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  • Right on the main street in Banff, don't miss this historical and jam-packed museum. Up close and personal with all the critters that inhabited the area up to 100 yrs ago - the nominal entrance fee is...  more »
  • We visited after being told it was open all year round. It is but only on a weekend. We were disappointed but they are obviously struggling to import enough Aussies to help run the place.  more »
  • It is a museum on the edge of the town of Banff and Banff National Park before the bow kawate. And taxidermy, is lined with old lodge also said the Museum is not large. To see the familiar names of animals in Banff tourism based on stuffed animals, so very helpful (especially birds). About 30 minutes in the tour because I think many people do 10 minutes time for exploring the town on a rainy day I do use and kill. Just 11-17 and open time is so short is suspect.
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  • Nice collection, takes you back in time. A nice stop!
  • Interesting little museum with lots of taxidermed animals, from wolves to bald eagles. Two floors of animals and not much to read aside from labels. Always nice to learn a little history. You may want to see some live animals after this though.
  • Great place to take a break from the crowds! We stopped by the week of 23 May 2017 and had a very nice time. Was impressed by the amount of taxidermy and historical information. Go check it out!
  • If we're going to fight off Banff crowds, this is our favorite place to do it. We spend a lot of time here every time we visit Banff. Awesome staff, great programs. Cool building. We'll be back.
  • Great staff, like all other Parks' staff. Very interesting historical site and well preserved. Highly recommended.
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