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A family viewing the exhibit at the Banff Park Museum
Arts & Culture

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Stepping through the polished log-hewn doors of the Banff Park Museum is akin to stepping back in time. Inside the museum, the rich diversity of natural history that inspired the creation of Canada’s first national park is on display.

The 5,000 specimens held within the museum are captivating to anyone who crosses the threshold. In addition, the log building is a National Historic Site and the oldest federal building still standing in any Canadian national park.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1-3 hrs
When
Year Round

Location

Distance from Banff:
1km
Distance from Lake Louise:
57km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanOpen
FebOpen
MarOpen
AprOpen
MayOpen
JunOpen
JulOpen
AugOpen
SepOpen
OctOpen
NovOpen
DecOpen

Local Tips

  • Free Entry: Admission to Banff Park Museum is included if you purchased an annual Discovery Park Pass.

  • Banff Park Museum is the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada.

  • Banff Park Museum can also be enjoyed as a stop on the self-guided walking tour “Walking Through Banff’s History.

Getting There

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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada

Museums & Historic Sites
Location
Banff Town
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