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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 tour planner to add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • have tried to visit this attraction a few times over the years, but as yet have never succeeded! on three occasions visiting Banff in the last 10 years, this place has been closed for one reason or an...  more »
  • This small but very informative museum was very nice. They have so much taxidermy of all kinds of animals from local to different locations. The museum shows a lot of history of different animals as w...  more »
  • I cycle past the Banff Park museum every day and only went in last weekend. The building itself is beautiful and the inside doesn't disappoint either. We got in free because we have a 12 month park pa...  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.