Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is located in Banff, Alberta. It was founded by Catharine Robb and Peter Whyte. They are opened year-round but hours do vary. Guided tours are available. They have many exhibits, and always something new!
The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is a very unique museum with several collections to offer. Their Art Collection has approximately 4,000 pieces of work and is still growing. In order for artwork to qualify, the artist must have lived in the area for one year, worked in the region for multiple years, or used the area as inspiration for the artwork. The Art Collection contains several different types of items including, photographs, drawings, and crafts. The Heritage Collection has recreational items from the past and present. The Heritage Homes is a very unique collection that captures past architectural styles.
Many different programs and events are held at different times of the year. Family, group, and school programs are all available at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. This is a very educational museum that has been opened since 1968. You will not want to miss out on your opportunity to visit this museum.
When in Banff, consider staying at this Banff hotel:
Banff Inn501 Banff Avenue Â· Banff Â· Alberta Â· T1L 1A9 Â· 403-762-8844
The Banff Inn offers modern hotel accommodations located on Banff Avenue, only minutes away from the downtown shops, restaurants and many of Banff's attractions "Parking your car basically across your room is quite convenient. For the rest, standard but neat hotel.