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.


We are currently closed due to AHS restrictions.

We hope to see you soon.


The Whyte Museum Shop is still available online here

Curbside pick-up is available Wednesday to Friday, 12 – 4 p.m.

Archives and Special Collections Library

Archives and Special Collections have suspended all pre-booked in-person research appointments indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Effective May 14, 2021: Due to temporary staffing issues, the monitoring and replying to queries in mailbox will be limited to Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. MST.

Digital reproduction orders are available to order via our database, but are limited to images that are currently digitized and available on the website.

Reference queries will be answered in the order of date received.



$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. 


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 
Email: info [at]

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