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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. Use our Banff tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • Bit of ok need a guide every thing is stuffed and the only place l got to see a beaver Was ok for the money filled in an hour 
  • The Banff park museum is not what you may expect. It's a very unique collection of taxidermy animals from the largest predators to teeny tiny shrews. There is a nice area for children to explore with ...  more »
  • interesting place with a lot of art history and beauty. The building's beautiful and tranquil space. worth the visit
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  • Extremely good value for money. Extremely informative exhibits. Over 3000 different specimens. Also interesting to learn about the heritage of the site
  • 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.
  • Inexpensive and full of all kinds of cool stuffed animals. The kids loved it a lot.
  • Great museum. Lots of taxidermied versions of animals you might see in the park.
  • 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.