Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 


Gift Shop Guided Tour Research Facility/Library Washrooms

Whyte Museum of the Canadian RockiesThe main gallery features the art and artists of the Canadian Rockies. The Heritage Gallery focuses on Banff and its fascinating heritage. The Swiss Guides Room and the Rummel Room offer exhibitions of art or photography that focus on the Canadian Rockies, or support larger exhibits in the main gallery or heritage gallery. All art exhibitions change three times a year and the heritage gallery changes approximately every two years.

Visitors can enjoy a quiet walk around the galleries or choose a museum tour of the main or heritage gallery. Admission includes visits to the Whyte and Moore homes. An additional Stroll in the Past, including the Luxton Home is available for an additional fee. Visits or tours range from 40 to 90 minutes.

Education and programming is also a big part of the Whyte Museum. Monthly programs, school programs, and annual events are community favourites. Annual events include the Jon Whyte Spelling Bee & Trivia Challenge (January), Back to Banff Day – Open House (June), Canada Day Sidewalk Art (July), Banff Culture Weekend (August), Remembrance Day Memorial Walk (November), A Whyte Christmas – Open House (December). Monthly events are held on Thursday evenings, with admission decreased to $2. School programs are created to coordinate with school curriculum and are unique to the needs of the teacher and students. Watch the Calendar of Events for upcoming activities.

The archives and library at the Whyte Museum is an integral spot for anyone researching the history of the Canadian Rockies. The museum provides researchers access and use of quality publications, photographs, and helpful staff.

The Museum Shop is filled with books, gifts, mementos, and work by local artists.

For more information, please check out the Whyte Museum website.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies