Fodor's Expert Review Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada

Banff National Park Museum/Gallery
A remarkable 1903 log building made chiefly of Douglas fir houses one of western Canada’s oldest natural history museums. From bees to bears, the collection, whose origins date to Chicago's fabled World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, encompasses more than 5,000 taxidermied specimens, many of them quite striking. In addition to providing visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Banff's largest mammals—a grizzly bear, bison, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep among them—this vintage museum offers a window into past generations' priorities regarding the natural world.

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91 Banff Ave.
Banff National Park, Alberta  T1L 1K2, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$3.90, July–early Sept., daily 10–5; mid-May–June and early Sept.–mid-Oct., Wed.–Sun. 10–5

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