Visit

About

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.

Museum Exhibitions and Book Shop

Thursday – Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED 

 

September 30, December 24, 25, 26, January 1st: CLOSED

The Whyte Museum Shop is still available online 

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). This is for the health and safety of all visitors and front line Museum staff.

Upon entering the premises (including the shop) all visitors will require:

  • Upon entering the premises (including the shop) all visitors will require valid Proof of Vaccination:

  • Valid GOA vaccination record with a QR Code (paper or digital)

  • ·A First Nations immunization record prominently displaying the name, type of vaccine and date of administration, or

  • Canadian armed forces immunization record, displaying the name, type of vaccine and date of administration, or

  • An immunization record from another Canadian province or territory, displaying the name, type of vaccine, date of administration, and valid QR code.

  • Valid personal identification if individual cannot provide QR Code. This documentation must be issued by an institution or public body, and it must include the name of the holder and date of birth. For Individuals 18 years or older only.

  • Ages 12 and under (exempt)

  • In-shop capacity limit to 5 persons due to COVID restrictions

  • Visitors experiencing or exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19 will be denied access to the premises.

  •  Masking and physical distancing are mandatory in all indoor public spaces within the Whyte Museum 

 

Masking and physical distancing are mandatory in all indoor public spaces within the Whyte Museum 

Admission

$10 – Adults*

$9 – Seniors*

$5 – Students and Locals (Lake Louise to Morley)*

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 regular priced merchandise and general admission tickets when visiting the Museum or shopping in person. 

Wait Times:

  • Longer wait times may occur as we properly process visitors and monitor visitor capacity numbers in our building, we thank you for your patience.

 

Strollers:

  • All ages are welcome; however, strollers are not allowed in exhibition area.

 

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 effects, food and beverages while visiting our exhibitions and archives.

Archives and Special Collections Library

Archives and Special Collections appointments may be available

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

 

To book appointment email: archives@whyte.org 

Please review the required procedures for researching and requesting materials.


The monitoring and replying to queries through our 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.

 

Location

Address: 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta T1L 1A3

Contact Us
Do you have further questions? 

Feel free to reach out to us by either telephone or email.
 
T: 403-762-2291 
Email: info@whyte.org


Looking for a specific department? Visit Contact Us