The Banff Park Museum

Phone: (403) 762-1558
91 Banff Avenue
Banff AB

Canadian natural history is beautifully represented by the Park Museum. A commemoration of the early interpretations of natural history is blended to perfection with original displays and collections. The attention to detail shown by the museum curators is impressive and you will be transported back in time to the log buildings of the 1900s, when the park's federal buildings were constructed.

One of Banff's oldest visitor attractions, the museum receives on average 40,000 visitors per year. The museum was designated as a National Historic Site in 1985 in recognition of its unique architectural style and its representation of early approaches to natural history interpretation. Built in 1903, it is the oldest park facility in the national park system and is also the oldest natural history museum in western Canada. This "museum of a museum" has hundreds of original specimens in its collection, dating back as far as the 1860s.

Opening Hours

Winter
October 1, 2005 to May 14, 2006:
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Site tours 2:30 pm Sat/Sun)

Closed December 25-26 and January 1

Summer
May 15 to September 30, 2006:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.daily
(Site tours 3:00 pm daily)

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