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

Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED 

The Whyte Museum Shop is also available online.

Our commitment to Health & Safety for employees and visitors is ongoing. We suggest the following:

•    Masks recommended while indoors
•    Physical distancing maintained
•    Hand sanitizer utilized

We appreciate your patience and ongoing support.

Archives and Special Collections Library

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.



$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. 

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.


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.

Contact Us

Do you have further questions? 

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