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The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. Our founders, Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists. Peter and Catharine wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area.


We share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape.



111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta T1L 1A3

Museum and Book Shop

Holiday Hours:

Saturday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 24: CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 25: CLOSED

Tuesday, Dec. 26: CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 1: CLOSED

Regular Hours:

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Archives and Special Collections Library

Regular Hours:

Archives and Special Collections appointments may be available

Tuesday – Friday, 1 to 5:00 p.m., to a maximum of three people. 

Inquires email: 

Please review the required procedures for researching and requesting materials.

The monitoring and replying to queries through our  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 require pre-approval by the Head Archives and Special Collections. Additional fees and restrictions may apply.



$12 – Adults*

$10 – Seniors*

$5 – Locals (Lake Louise to Morley)*

$5 – Students

Indigenous visitors – FREE

Children under 12 – FREE

Museum Members – FREE

Not a Museum Member? Sign up today

* AMA, BCAA, CAA, and AAA members are eligible for a 10% discount off general admission tickets when visiting the Museum.

Backpacks, Large Bags, Pets, Food, Beverages

  • We enjoy pets too; however, they are not allowed in the building (exception made for registered service dogs).

  • We are happy to provide you with a free locker to store your personal belongings, food, and beverages while visiting our exhibitions and archives.

Contact Us

Do you have further questions? 

Feel free to reach out to us by either telephone or email.
T: 403-762-2291 

Contact Us
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