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Reopening July 1!

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Catharine Robb Whyte, O.C. (1906–1979, Canadian), Snow Dome, Columbia Icefield, 1940–1950, oil on canvas, WMCR, WyC.01.303


We can’t wait to see you!


We are reopening on Wednesday, July 1. On Wednesday we will be offering free admission to the Museum. The first weekend from Friday, July 3 to 5 all front-line workers will receive free admission to the Museum. We want to show our appreciation for the sacrifices you’ve made during these difficult times–thank you. Please note that our hours of operation have now changed to 11 – 5.

We are excited to share some major changes with you! We have refreshed many different sections of the Museum and have installed two brand new exhibitions for your enjoyment.



Our Main Gallery will display the exhibition, Drawn to the West (July 1 – January 20). This exhibit features art and artifacts by adventuresome individuals including images of hieroglyphics and present-day creations. Artists have been drawn to western Canada for centuries. The vastness of the prairie and the magnitude of the mountain landscape has both captivated and challenged artists.












In the Rummel Room you will find the Emergence (July 1 – September 20), an exhibition focused on new works created by local artists during their period of self-isolation. The theme considers our return to nature and highlights flora, birds, and wildlife.





We have implemented Alberta Health Services COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to maintain a healthy workplace environment and to ensure visitor safety. Upon your arrival at the Museum, we ask that you adhere to the new visitor guidelines to ensure a smooth visit. If you would like to read our guidelines prior to visiting, click here.

Please note that the Archives and Special Collections Library remains closed until Tuesday, July 14. Access to the Reference Room will be by appointment only. We will be unable to accommodate drop-in visits at this time. Be sure to check our website for details regarding appointment bookings. If you have any immediate inquiries please reach out to our staff at archives@whyte.org.


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111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1A3, Canada

T: 1 403 762 2291   

E: info [at] whyte.org

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The Whyte Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of The Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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