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Culture, Art and History in Banff: Tips from the Whyte

Banff is renowned around the world for its scenery and spirit of adventure. The majestic Canadian Rockies are both picturesque and daunting, inspiring and demanding. It’s nearly impossible to live here and not be shaped by them. Even visitors can feel transformed. And it’s been this way for a long time. By exploring the heritage of Banff, it’s easy to find ways to be impacted by the unique mountain culture here.

Make your time in Banff count. If you’re only in town for a few hours or a few days, there’s a lot to explore as you discover the heritage and culture of Banff. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the community of Banff is rich in stories and characters. Many locals are keen to share.

Being a Local in Banff

The Whyte Museum’s Community Engagement Programmer Nathalie Delbecq feels grateful to live and work in Banff. She sees examples of Canadian Rockies heritage every where she looks, and appreciates the constant presence of this incredible landscape. It has changed very little since the time Peter and Catharine Whyte first settled on the edge of the Bow River in Banff, where the Whyte Museum stands today, she says.