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 National Park tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park vacation plans.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You can't beat free to visit this wonderful two floor park museum which is a testament to the painstaking work collecting and presenting all the species of the region from the smallest bird to the lar...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This free museum is in a small wooden building on the edge of the Banff River in the downtown area. It’s very much an old-school museum that recalls the park’s past glory and wildlife. We stayed here ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It is a museum with lots of stuffed. Your visit because a free admission Canada founding 150 years anniversary in 2017. When you come across differences in animals (bear type like) here and to which animals you can see in, and is featured on the first day.
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    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!
  • May 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    Great staff, like all other Parks' staff. Very interesting historical site and well preserved. Highly recommended.
  • June 28, 2017
    Very interesting place.. staff was very helpful and informative..

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