Banff Park Museum, Banff National Park

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Observe a turn-of-the-century log building filled with mounted specimens of animals, plants, and minerals showcasing Canada's natural history at Banff Park Museum. You'll have the chance to view more than 5,000 taxidermy animals, most of which most can be found in the park. The exhibits outline the region's history, explaining the wildlife that travelers may see during their visit. The museum became a National Historic Site of Canada in 1985 due, in part, to the building which houses it--a 1903 exposed-log building. Add Banff Park Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park trip itinerary using our Banff National Park trip planner.
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  • Amazing architecture; very glad they saved this historic building. Nice collection of stuffed animals mostly from the park. Has a good story of preservation and conservation. 
    Amazing architecture; very glad they saved this historic building. Nice collection of stuffed animals mostly from the park. Has a good story of preservation and conservation.  more »
  • We visited the Museum and I remembered "Indians Days" in Banff when we lived there. The art work and figurines were really well done. The bead work was fantastic. Worth the tour. 
    We visited the Museum and I remembered "Indians Days" in Banff when we lived there. The art work and figurines were really well done. The bead work was fantastic. Worth the tour.  more »
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  • great mounts and taxidermy, host mentioned he got jumped in Edmonton, rating 5 stars to atone for my city
  • An excellent example of one of the last all-wooden buildings left in the park as well as what an Edwardian era natural history museum would look like. While this museum is not up to modern display standards, that's not really the point of it. Think of it as a museum of a museum and you'll have a great time!

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