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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  • Nice way to spend an hour Plenty of examples of wildlife exhibits Friendly and knowledgeable staff My Only complaint is that the information signage for the exhibits is far too small to see, especiall...  more »
  • We have always wanted to stop in at the Banff Park Museum & on this visit we were glad we did. Open 10am - 6 pm from May 15 to Oct 15, in 2017 it was free to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. There i...  more »
  • This is a good place to visit if you have an interest in the animal life in the area. There are also quite a few rock and fossil specimens.  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..

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