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Banff Park Museum

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Address: 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-1558
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National...

Museum housing stuffed wildlife that was once hunted in Banff National Park.

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Neat little museum

The building itself is a treasure. Old style display of artifacts and animals. Two floors, a nice quick visit. Very reasonable admission.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Michael A
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Cranbrook, Canada
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132 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 another. I know they need to renovate and paint and clear up after the summer crazies, but surely its not asking too much... More 

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Thank Andy C
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 well as of the town of Banff and of the museum itself. If you like history and would like to see a variety of animals... More 

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Thank jg6978
Banff, Canada
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 pass so that was a plus. It's not big inside but it's great to see all the birds and animals that live in... More 

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Thank Leigh1980
Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

the building is lovely all wood and old, but personally no keen on stuffed birds and such which is mostly what is in there, its not very big.

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Thank dorothy m
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The building itself is a treasure. Old style display of artifacts and animals. Two floors, a nice quick visit. Very reasonable admission.

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Thank Michael A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love this as its original and you get information on history and development. Great products to buy and easy to walk too.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

All the museums are close together and all are worth a visit. We did them all. If you don't like stuffed animals and birds don't go here!

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Thank Moira C
ontario, canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were lucky enough to drop by on the museum's last afternoon of operation in 2016. I had been several times before but my partner hadn't. The Park Museum is an absolute must-see in Banff: a museum seemingly preserved in amber from the first decades of the twentieth century. A panoply of animals, birds, fish, and fossils in glass display... More 

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Thank Ben B
Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This beautifully created original architecture building houses the oldest surprise in town! The young gentleman who was manning the desk the morning of Wednesday Sept. 22nd (if I recall correctly) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was very informative and a wonderful representative of the establishment and area! It is a smaller building, but with a wonderful variation of local... More 

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Thank Michael L
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Once again very helpful staff, an eclectic mix of exhibits and a beautiful library, lovely wooden house originally a home for the Park superintendent.

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