Banff Park Museum © Parks Canada
Ever stare down a grizzly bear? Taste the wild by exploring the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada. This turn-of-the-century taxidermy collection continues to thrill visitors to Banff National Park curious about the mammals, birds, insects and fish found in the Canadian Rockies. Relax and curl up with a book in the Reading Room of this architectural showpiece or view wildlife videos in the interactive Discovery Room.
Suggested length of visit: 45 minutes
Location: 91 Banff Avenue, next to the Bow River Bridge & Central Park, Banff, Alberta
For up-to-date information call (403) 762-1558
Other visitor services: Information/Interpretive attendants on duty; washrooms in Central Park; ample bus and car parking nearby
Peak seasons : Summer
Educational and interpretive programs : regularly scheduled tours (summer only)
Parks Canada Heritage Gourmet App - A Curious Flapjack
Bring Canada's national historic sites and the best of Canadian heritage cooking into your home with the Parks Canada Heritage Gourmet food app. Embark on a culinary journey through Canada’s rich history and across Canada’s vast territory by trying out the recipes – which have been updated for modern cooks - and reading the stories in this app.