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 

As of September 20, 2021 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.

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

  • Proof of full vaccination; (can be a digital or paper record)

  • Valid personal identification. 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


    Proof of vaccination can be provided by:

  • Digital – Records shown from MyHealthRecords app or website, or a screenshot of immunization records

  • Paper – paper copies you received at your immunization appointment, or a printed card or records from MyHealthRecords website or app

  • Name and the date of birth must be listed on the proof of immunization and testing must be matched with the name and date of birth on the identification (for 18+)


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


$10 – Adults*

$9 – Seniors*

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

Children under 12 – FREE

Museum Members – FREE

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* 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. 

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: 

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 requires pre-approval by the Head Archives and Special Collections. Additional fees and restrictions may apply.



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

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Do you have further questions? 

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

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