Research & Collections


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.

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 have suspended all pre-booked in-person research appointments indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Effective May 14, 2021: Due to temporary staffing issues, the monitoring and replying to queries in mailbox will be limited to Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. MST.

Digital reproduction orders are available to order via our database, but are limited to images that are currently digitized and available on the website.

Reference queries will be answered in the order of date received.

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.


We currently have a virtual tour of the Whyte Home available.

Whyte Home Virtual Tour