Banff Park Museum, National Historic Site of Canada

91 Banff Ave, Banff, AB , T1L 1A9



Mid May— Mid October

Banff Park Museum

About Banff Park Museum, Alberta

Built in 1903 for Victorian era visitors who wanted to see the wild animals without much trouble, Banff Park Museum is the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada.

It houses mounted specimens of fauna, flora and minerals associated with the Banff national park.


What to do at the Banff Park Museum?

The only place which ‘guarantees’ the wild animals viewing in Banff: see more than 5,000 natural history specimens of the Banff park. Some specimens are more than a century old.

Appreciate the museum building – the architectural style and detailing of the 1903 log building.

Where is Banff Park Museum?

Banff Park Museum location/directions

Located on the Banff Avenue, the museum is about 600m away from the visitor centre. Click on map tab for directions.
The museum can also be reached by Roam bus .

GPS : 51.17377,-115.571629

How much to see the Banff Park Museum ?

Banff Park Museum Admission/

Adult (17 – 64) : $ 3.90

Child/Youth (6-16) : FREE

Senior (17 – 64) : $ 3.40

Family (upto 7; two adults max) : $9.80

When to visit Banff Park Museum?

Banff Park Museum Hours

2020 Hours

January 1 – May 14Wednesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 15 – October 15Open daily: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 16 -December 31Wednesday to Sunday: 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* December 25Closed

How long will it take to see Banff Park Museum?

Depending on your interest, half an hour to 1 hour.

What about amenities, access & parking  
Parking available.

Rest rooms.

Gift shop and Wheel chair accessible.

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