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Whyte Museum Tours

Heritage Homes Tours

This 25-minute tour visits two historic homes full of artifacts and art on museum property - the home of museum founders Peter and Catharine Whyte, and of notable locals Philip and Pearl (Brewster) Moore. Learn their stories and influences on this community, and get a true sense of life in the Canadian Rockies.

Tickets now available!
Daily tours starting June

Tour Times

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. 

3:30 p.m.

Cost

$15/person (tour only)

Or

$21/person (includes museum admission)

Due to the nature of these being historic buildings, wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are not permitted due to smaller spaces, narrow doorways, and stairs. Recommend for children 8+. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour time to check in and purchase your ticket.  Based on availability.

Historic Banff Walking Tours

The Historic Banff Walk gets people off the beaten path in Banff! During this 60-minute guided tour, visitors learn about the men and women who helped build and shape the town from its early days into what Banff National Park is today. We speak about the hot springs, the first hospital/spa in Banff, entrepreneurs, and adventurers. Enjoy the fresh air and views of beautiful Banff while learning some stories of this special place.

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Tickets now available!
Tours starting June

Tour Times (Sundays only)

1:00 p.m.

Cost

$20/person (tour only)

Or

$26/person (includes museum admission)

 

This tour runs rain or shine. Please be prepared for all weather.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour time to check-in and purchase your ticket. Based on availability.

Gateway to the Rockies Tour

Free with Admission!
Tours starting June

Learn how the mountains were opened up to all through stories of some of those drawn to these peaks.  This is a 25-minute guided tour and is FREE with Museum Admission.

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Tour times:
10:30 a.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m.

J.E.H. MacDonald: The O'Hara Era Tour

Want to learn more about our summer exhibition? This short tour will take you through the exhibit to talk about some of the amazing works in our summer exhibition.

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Free with Admission!
Tours starting July

Tour Times

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m.

 

Indigenous Tours

Set out on a 90 minute tour at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and ending at the Whyte Museum. Listen to the stories and experiences of Indigenous peoples on this land since time immemorial through the artistic expressions of Indigenous artists on 12 mural boxes.

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Daily tours starting July 12th

Starting July 12th 

Most Fridays and Saturdays 

Click Tickets below for exact dates.

(An exception is that tours will be on Tuesday August 20th and Wednesday August 21st instead of August 23rd and 24th for that one week.)

Cost

$30/person, free for youth under 17 (includes cost of admission to Cave and Basin National Historic Site)

 

 If the cost is prohibitive please email edesousa@whyte.org

Self-Guided Tour

Banff Walking Tour App

  • 60 to 90 minutes - you choose the pace!

  • Easy to use

  • Scenic

  • Accessible pathways

  • Ideal for singles or couples

  • Only $5.99 (USD$ +Tax)

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Private Group Tours

We'd love to welcome your group!

Please contact Jennifer Royal, Manager of Education at 403-762-2291 ext. 326 or email at jroyal@whyte.org

Private Group Tours available based on availability. 

 

Heritage Homes Tour

This 25-minute tour visits two historic homes full of artifacts and art on museum property - the home of museum founders Peter and Catharine Whyte, and of notable locals Philip and Pearl (Brewster) Moore. Learn their stories and influences on this community, and get a true sense of life in the Canadian Rockies.

Cost

 

  • $100 (up to 8 people)

  • $200 (up to 16 people)

  • $300 (up to 24 people)

  • $400 (up to 32 people)

  • Museum Admission is extra

Due to the nature of these being historic buildings, wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are not permitted due to smaller spaces, narrow doorways, and stairs.


Historic Banff Walk

 

The Historic Banff Walk gets people off the beaten path in Banff!  During this 90-minute guided tour, visitors learn about the men and women who helped build and shape the town - from its early days, into what Banff National Park is today.  We speak about the hot springs, the first hospital/spa in Banff, entrepreneurs and adventurers. Enjoy the fresh air and views of beautiful Banff while learning some stories of this special place.

Cost

  • $175 (up to 15 people)

  • $350 (up to 30 people)

  • Museum Admission is extra


Women of the Rockies

Slideshow Presentation*

 

This 45-minute slideshow presentation speaks about some influential women adventurers, climbers, and those that blazed their own path in the Canadian Rockies. Presentation includes Charlotte Small, Mary Vaux, Mary Schaffer, Elizabeth Parker and more.  

Cost

  • $200 (up to 24 people)

  • $400 (up to 50 people)

  • Museum admission is extra.

*OFFSITE ONLY – Venue and A/V must be arranged by inquiring party

Indigenous Program Tour - Coming Soon! 

Is your group interested in knowing more about the Indigenous programs and events that have been happening at the Museum? We'd love to welcome your group!

We are currently working on our Indigenous Program Tour. Check back for updates on when this will be available or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.   

Please contact Dawn Saunders Dahl, Manager of Indigenous Programs for any other inquiries at 403-762-2291 ext. 318 or email at dsaundersdahl@whyte.org

Guests on this Indigenous-focused tour will visit the museum exhibits and the library and archives resource area.  The 60-minute guided tour includes a brief overview of Indigenous content in the museum collections, and visitors will learn about previous and upcoming Indigenous initiatives.

 

  • Cost: $100 (up to 20 people)

  • Museum Admission is extra

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