Museums in Banff

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Visit the locations below to learn a bit more about this region, its people and its history.

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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies .

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Thy Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies introduces you to the history and culture of this unique mountain area. We offer you a glimpse of the "spirit of the wilderness" through our exhibitions, programs and events. Tel: 1 403 762-2291 Fax: 1 403 762-8919 Address: 111 Bear Street

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accessibility:handicapped equipped
tel:403-762-2291
openingHours:10 am to 5 pm
url:www.whyte.org
address:111 Bear Street
email:kdaniel@whyte.org

Banff Park Museum .

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Western Canada's oldest natural history museum presents wildlife displays of the birds and mammals found in Banff National Park. The building itself, a designated Canadian historic site, illustrates an unusual style of architecture called "e;railroad pagoda"e;. Open year-round. Tel: 1 403 762-1558 Fax: 1 403 762-3380 Address: 92 Banff Ave

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Natural History Museum and Gift Shop .

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Displays show the cave system of the area, including Castlegar Cave under the Columbia Icefields. Four dinasour skull are included amoung the numerous fossils specimens. Two slide shows illustrate the formation of the Rockies. The shop sells fosils and books on geography. Tel: 1 403 762-4747 Address: 112 Banff Ave.

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Luxton Museum .

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Experience a time when Native people of the Northern Plains and Canadian Rockies followed the great bison herds, hauling their tipis and equipment by travois. Displays range from costumes and quillwork to hunting equipment, dances songs and legends. Guided tours can be arranged. Tel: 1 403 762-2388 Address: 1 Birch Ave.

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