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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  • Natural history museum, with the species of animals present in the Park. The space is small but well organized and careful, a friendly atmosphere and nicely decorated, in a building of wood. In addition to being very central. Don't let go.
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  • Interesting building and displays from years ago. I can't remember exactly, but I believe some of the specimens are from the early 1900's. Amazing how well some look. And also the detailed work that g...  more »
  • Banff National Parks Museum, full of history, see all the Canadian wildlife under one roof all stuffed, wit a history of the growth of Banff and how things were from when the railroad came here, Very ...  more »
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  • My kids love it and so we do. It has all possible wild life (preserved body) in Banff area. You would be amazed to see one person Norman Sanson. For kid they have explorer program and following after completion of the book Ranger or Park official conduct oath ceremony. We were thrilled to do this activity.
  • A well designed museum, still preserving the ages old history and has provided the opportunity to see some of the different species of animals and birds. The different kind of sparrows and crows along with foxes was a very different experience. The tickets vary for the crowd and you can also do group bookings. On Canada day each year, well that is 1st of July ,the admission is free and the museum is open to your viewing. Enjoy it when you are there and don't miss the awesome presentation.
  • Small but nice museum giving a good overview of the local fauna. A bit old fashioned in style but as entry is covered when you have the park pass, it was without regret.
  • The museum was a great history lesson in regards to the wildlife including birds and fish and insects. Also the history of the Banff Zoo no longer in existence. Very educational and if u present your national park yearly pass admission is free
  • This museum has a ton of great history regarding the birth of Banff National Park. I highly recommend checking this place out, especially if you have a national discover pass because you can get in for free.
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