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