Research & Collections

Through research and collection, the Whyte Museum seeks to make the human and natural history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains accessible and meaningful to all audiences. Research and collection enables the Museum to support scholarship of the Canadian Rockies.
 

Archives and Special Collections will resume in-person research by appointment only beginning July 15, 2021.  Appointments may be available Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., to a maximum of three people. 

 

Email archives@whyte.org to book your appointment.

Please review the required procedures for researching and requesting materials.


The monitoring and replying to queries in archives@whyte.org  mailbox is limited to Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Digital reproduction orders are available to order via our online database, but are limited to images that are currently digitized and available on the website. Requests for the digitization of analog material requires pre-approval by the Head Archives and Special Collections. Additional fees and restrictions may apply.

Disclaimer: This material is presented as originally created, it contains outdated cultural descriptions and potentially offensive content. Materials in historical collections reflect the attitudes, ideas, and norms of the era and culture in which they were created or collected. Offensive or harmful terms are retained for historical accuracy or to document the issues and social context of a specific time and the attitudes and opinions of the people who created the material.

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies acknowledges the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage through the Museums Assistance Program for their generous support.

Heritage Homes

The Heritage Homes form a unique and distinct part of the Whyte Museum’s Heritage Collection. They are aimed at preserving significant examples of Banff’s earlier architectural styles and homes associated with some of the area’s more noteworthy residents.