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Banff Park Museum, Banff

(4.1/5 based on 260+ 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 National Park tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park vacation plans.
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  • Very good exhibits, knowledgeable staff most helpful, lots to see very good visit and would certainly revisit ..  more »
  • The history and pictures.. It was most interesting as I hadn't stopped in here before.. Our friends had a bed and breakfast home here in Banff so we visited them more then the village.. This is worth ...  more »
  • After many trips to banff I finally had a chance to visit this museum. I found the parks staff friendly and knowledgable. And the animal exhibits were interesting, I was very impressed.  more »
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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.