Explore the culture shaped by this landscape

Connect with our community

Gather and share stories

Engage with Ideas


Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm

See "Visit" for Archives & Library Hours

Closed December 25 and January 1

Museum Admission

$10 Adults
$9 Seniors
$4 Students and Locals (Lake Louise to Morley)
Children under 12 - FREE
Museum Members - FREE

Directions · 111 Bear St., Box 160 Banff, AB T1L 1A3
Contact Us · Email Us Tel: 403-762-2291
Sampson Beaver's family '06 [Sampson, Frances Louise and Leah Beaver], 1906, (V527/PS 1–5, Mary Schäffer fonds), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Archive Images – Custom
A Hunter of Peace, written by Mary T. S. Schäffer
A Hunter of Peace
Susan White, artisan copper and clay jewellery
Susan White
Animal's Alpine Club t-shirts, three colours
Animals’ Alpine Club T-Shirts
Susan Gottselig, artisan glass works
Glass Works

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies explores the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Experience this through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop.

The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. Visit us as we share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Our founders, Peter Whyte and Catharine (Robb) Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists.  They both wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. Our programming is made possible through generous support from the Museum’s Members, donors and sponsors.

“We are so lucky that this facility is part of our learning community, part of Banff, part of Bow Valley and part of Canada.” Grade 5 teacher, Sue Moleski