Upcoming Programs at The Whyte!
The Whyte Museum will be offering guided walks, workshops and more this Summer. Here is a glimpse of what we will be offering between July and August!
Whyte Museum Walking Tour App
This summer, explore Banff in a new way – using the Whyte Museum’s Walking Tour app. This app offers a safe, self-guided historical walking tour of Banff, taking you to key stops along paved pathways, sidewalks and a gentle gravel pathway by the river. The tour gives you access to the extensive archival collection at The Whyte Museum. That means stories, characters, secrets, and a fresh way to discover a deeper connection to this special place.
The Whyte Museum Walking Tour app is available July 1st on Google Play and iPhone App Store.
Image: Bow River
Exploring the Art and Geology of Banff
Lisa and Dave Christensen and the Whyte Museum Present: The Landscape Through Time
Guests will be guided on an easy walk on paved pathways from the Whyte Museum to Bow Falls and back. The walk will include one flight of wooden stairs (with a hand railing) to be descended and climbed. A relaxed pace will be enjoyed with frequent stops for conversations about Canadian art, Canadian art history, and geology. Including a discussion on the fascinating story of the Great Extinction between the Paleozoic and Mesozoic periods. Leaping forward to more recent history, guests will learn about artists such as Walter J Phillips, Margaret Shelton, Peter and Catharine Whyte, William Brymner and F.M. Bell-Smith and their impact on the art history of Canada.
Walks run every Thursday between July 8 and September 30, at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Cost: $70 per person.
Image: Walter J Philips, Bow Falls, Banff, 1936 watercolour on paper 25.4cm x 43.1cm. Private Collection, Ottawa
Fireside Chat with Mountaineer, Artist and Photographer Glen Boles
This is another in Chic Scott’s Fireside Chat Series. Due to Covid restrictions the live Fireside Chat Series was temporarily halted but using an old interview recorded in 1996 with Glen Boles, Chic and film-maker Glen Crawford have managed to make a film about this legend of the Rockies.
Register between July 22 - August 22 for an exclusive viewing from the comfort of your home.
Image: Glen Boles
Registration is required for ALL programs. Please check whyte.org/events to register and for more information about upcoming programing!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!