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Banff Park Museum, Banff

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Natural History Museum Museum
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 National Park tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park vacation plans.
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  • Small but lovely Victorian/ Edwardian railway style building A lot of rare stuffed animals Nice to see them close up Better than you might think Was interesting to see the whole range of local animals...  more »
  • This national historic site is one of the oldest museums in western Canada. The building itself is very unique and is full of stuffed birds and animals that are native to the area. It has some unique ...  more »
  • Stuffed animals may be somewhat disturbing but keep in mind this is museum of the past in the area Many examples of local animals birds and rodents This is quite educational  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very interesting place.. staff was very helpful and informative..