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Whyte Museum – Canadian Rockies

by K Gordon Schultz

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Keeps the Rich Artistic Heritage of Banff, Alberta and Western Canada Alive

Founded by renowned alpine artists Catharine and Peter Whyte, this museum that bears their name offers exhibits exploring the history and culture of Banff, Canada and the surrounding region of the Canadian Rockies, including natural history, human history and art.

In addition to its galleries which celebrate historical and contemporary Canadian art, the Whyte also sponsors heritage homes, guided walks and tours, public programs and archives and library.

Special activities include:

  • annual Back to Banff open house
  • guided heritage home tours
  • Thursday Night @ the Whyte, including evening hours and regular presentations
  • Behind the Scenes tours
  • family and kids programming
  • school programs
  • Whyte Christmas Open House

The museum and gift shop are open 10 a.m – 5 p.m. daily, and are closed Christmas and New Years Day. The library and archives are open Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. and are closed for federal holidays. The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is located at 111 Bear Street, near the intersection of Buffalo Street — and a quick walk to the Banff Park Museum.

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