Banff Park Museum, Banff National Park

Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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  • cute place to stop in for a bit of Canadian history. it is the oldest park facility in the Canadian National Park system, and the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada. It has been around.....  more »
  • Nice little museum right in downtown Banff, was super cheap to go in and see all the animals they had taxidermed some even from the 1800s! They have a leisure for you to sign so go sign your name...  more »
  • This museum provides priceless examples of the animals that enjoy the Canadian Rockies environment. Some you were aware of and many you are not. What an eye opening and fun experience. The ranger...  more »
  • This should be free with park passes, it's got some really cool stuff like old laps of Canada before the provinces were shaped the way they are now. It's basically a taxidermy display with all the animals you might see in Banff.
  • Great historical landmark. The staff were so nice and willing to tell us so much detail about the museum. I didn't understand it at first but once you ask questions, it's honestly quite an interesting place!
  • This is one of the oldest natural museums built in 1903. It served as the best example of surviving rustic architectural design found in early 1900. This is an iconic cultural collection for over 115 years! The garden is also a great photo site for a wedding. One of the must-go sightseeing point in Banff, Alberta
  • Very nice museum. Allison was working and was very nice and informative. Was very cool to see all the native animals in our country/Rockies. Recommend going to check out.
  • Interesting place. It’s amazing they even have an animal older than Canada itself. It’s only 4$ per adult and it takes like 20’ to see everything. The people working there are very nice. I would recommend the visit and also the nice park by the parking.

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