Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Hopefully the sun will shine brightly during your entire visit to Banff, but if you happen to be in search for activities as a storm passes through, the town has three museums worth checking out. The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is impressive, especially considering that you’ll find it in what is a small town and not one of Alberta‘s major cities. Its permanent displays cover the history of the area, from its resident First Nations peoples to its development as a winter-sports destination. Temporary exhibitions additionally feature works by regional artists inspired by the Canadian Rockies. It also has an excellent gift shop selling pieces by local craftspeople as well as more-conventional souvenirs and books on the area.

Information on this page, including website, location, and opening hours, is subject to have changed since this page was last published. If you would like to report anything that’s inaccurate, let us know at notification@afar.com.

Nearby highlights
Sign up for our newsletter
Join more than a million of the world’s best travelers. Subscribe to the Daily Wander newsletter.
More From AFAR