Museums and Historic Sites: The Culture and History of Banff and the Canadian Rockies
Banff National Park and the towns Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper have played important roles not only in Canada’s and Alberta’s histories, both ancient and modern, but also in the National Parks movement; in fact Banff National Park was Canada’s first national park. What’s more, the residents of Banff and the national park know and appreciate this history, as evidenced by the number of museums and historic sites to be found in the area.
It’s not all about playing outside and outdoor recreation, in spite of the beautiful alpine setting. The mountain culture is alive and well here in Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. When you’re ready to take a break from all the opportunities for outdoor recreation and extreme sports here, immerse yourself in our history and culture.
Our museums and attractions are also a great place to bring children; some of the area museums even have special programs and exhibits just for the kids. So bring the whole family along when you visit a Banff museum — it’s not only fun but educational as well.