Visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape!
Thank you for visiting! Your admission fees and donations support our ongoing programming.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Updates:
The Museum, Archives, and reference services will be closed until further notice.
Press Release Update (March 31, 2020): Read Here
Press Release (March 16, 2020): Read Here
Please continue to check out website or social media for updates.
Open Daily, 10 AM to 5 PM
Latest suggested admission at 4:15 PM
Closed December 24, 25, 26 and January 1
Archives & Library Hours
Tuesday to Friday, 1 PM to 5 PM
To book appointments, please call
403-762-2291, ext. 335 or
email the Archives.
Closed on Statutory Holidays
111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta
T1L 1A3 Canada
$5 Students and Locals
(Lake Louise to Morley)
Children under 12 – FREE
Museum Members – FREE
Season Pass Holders
and 3 & 5 Day Multi Ski Pass Holders receive $5 locals admission
Please see our Tours page here for more information.
Parking for Museum visitors is available in a small lot in front of the Museum and along Bow Avenue, behind the Museum.
Buses may stop briefly to load and unload in front of the Museum.
Some items in the Museum can be touched, other must not be touched. Please respect the posted signs. We encourage you to take photographs however please do not use flash or selfie-sticks. Lockers are provided for the safe storage of bags and backpacks, which are not permitted in the Museum.
Strollers are not permitted.
Food and drink are not permitted. We are a smoke free, animal free environment.
For information on accommodation and other activities in the area please contact Banff Lake Louise Tourism.