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Banff Museums


Banff Museums Canada - When it comes to the museums in Banff, there is quite a selection of nature-related themes to explore. When visiting the Banff Park Museum, you will encounter details regarding the World Heritage Site of the Banff National Park. It is here that you can explore the worlds of various critters, including cougars and mountain goats.

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At the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, you will find a wealth of historical sites to learn of about the Banff area. At the Cave & Basin National Historic Site (311 Cave Ave), numerous tours and exhibits await. Additional museums in Banff to explore include the Buffalo Nations Museum, and the Walter Phillips Gallery, which is a Banff museum that showcases contemporary Canadian art.

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Banff Park Museum
92 Banff Avenue
Banff, Canada
Do you have an interest in the habitat of the grizzly bear or always thought cougars were cute? At this museum, you will be able to see how the wildlife in the area lives, including mountain goats, brown bears, and even fuzzy beavers.

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Cave & Basin National Historic Site
311 Cave Ave
Banff, Canada
Not only is there a great tour of the area to enjoy, but also a wealth of interesting exhibits that is perfect for the outdoorsy type to appreciate. The cost to enjoy this attraction is from $2 to $10 (depending on age and whether or not you are traveling with a family).

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Buffalo Nations Museum
1 Birch Ave
Banff, Canada
Filled with interesting legends and myths, this museum explores some of the beliefs and life patterns of the Native Americans from the Banff area. Some of the items you will encounter include decorative costumes, as well as impressive arts and crafts.

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Canada House Gallery
201 Bear St
Banff, Canada
When you pay a visit to this gallery, you may view great works of art, as well as have the chance to even purchase a few items. Some of the pieces on the premises range from paintings to sculptures.

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Walter Phillips Gallery
St Julien Rd
Banff, Canada
A gathering of contemporary Canadian art can be located at this gallery, which is situated within the Banff Arts Center. Head for Glyde Hall to see the current exhibits on display.

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Canadian Ski Museum West
317 Banff Ave
Banff, Canada
As you visit Cascade Plaza, you will encounter many details regarding the history of skiing in the area. Tributes are also paid to some of the more well-known and revered skiers coming out of Canada.

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Banff Interesting Facts

  • Banff is at an elevation of 1,383 meters, making it the highest town in Canada.
  • Banff is surrounded by Tunnel Mountain, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Sulphur Mountain.
  • Mt. Forbes is the highest mountain in Banff National Park at 3,612 meters.
  • The name "Banff" comes from Banffshire, Scotland, birthplace of two of the original directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • The Banff Park Museum was built in 1903.
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