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.



New Hours:

Thursday – Monday: 11 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday + Wednesday: CLOSED 

The Whyte Museum Shop is still available online here

Archives and Special Collections Library

Archives and Special Collections will resume in-person research by appointment only beginning July 15, 2021. Appointments may be available Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m., to a maximum of three people. 


Email to book your appointment.

Please review the required procedures for researching and requesting materials.

The monitoring and replying to queries in  mailbox is limited to Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 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.



$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

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 [at]

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