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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Events Calendar

Cave and Basin Events

Banff Park Museum Open
Saturday December 31st, 2016
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit this classic Victorian-era natural history museum where you are guaranteed to see hundreds of animals in a one-hour visit. Even a bear, even in winter

Banff Snow Days
January 14 to February 5, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free entry.
Visit one of Western Canada’s oldest natural history museums with over 5,000 natural history specimens from bears to bees.

Hands-on Bison Exhibit
January 14 and 15, January 21 and 22, January 28 and 29, February 4 and 5, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Find out how Parks Canada plans to bring Plains Bison back to Banff National Park. Discover the stories of the bison through a special interactive exhibit, presented by Parks Canada's own theatre troupe, Mountain WIT.

Drawn to Nature
March 24, 2017
7 to 9 p.m.
Be part of a special artistic and cultural collaboration in an outdoor painting session. Work alongside a painting instructor and an indigenous knowledge keeper to learn new ways of seeing and interpreting the natural world. In collaboration with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Materials will be provided. Advance registration is required through the Walter Phillips Gallery, 403-762-6281 or