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TAKE A STEP INTO THE PAST
TAKE A STEP INTO OUR MUSEUMS
Museums here in the Canadian Rockies may surprise you. No, they are not very "old", like in Europe, but they do record our past here in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Learn about the how the Buffalo Nations made this their home and how they survived using their knowledge of the mountains and the animals. Discover how their traditions and beliefs tie into nature. Find out more about the animals who made the dense forests and bare rock of the mountains their home. Follow the dangerous expeditions the early Europeans embarked on in an attempt to discover this remote land.
Stepping into the not so distant past, find out about the contributions Canadians made to the world in terms of inventions and technological advances. Learn what life was like here in the beginning years of the national park system and how things have changed over the years.
Our cultural past is also well represented. Whether you are interested in photo-essays from the past, unforgetable watercolours of Canada's many landscapes, modern exhibitions of our treasured Rockies or the story of Canada's skiers who have made their mark in the world of skiing, we have it all!
Click on the following to learn more about these exciting and yet different museums!
BANFF PARK MUSEUM
BUFFALO NATIONS LUXTON MUSEUM
CANADIAN SKI MUSEUM WEST
CAVE AND BASIN
THE WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
CANMORE MUSEUM & GEOSCIENCE CENTRE
BANFF HERITAGE PASSPORT
If you are interested in visiting three of Banff's museums, you can do so and save money! Purchase the
Banff Heritage Passport which offers a cultural tour of Banff by providing visitors with access to the Whyte
Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff Park Museum and the Cave and Basin. It's a convenient and an economical way to learn about the people, history, wildlife and geology of Banff's past.
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