Banff Park Museum
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- 88%Adventure Travelers
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- Banff Park MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to Review
The Banff Park museum was the child of the old Natural History Branch of the Geological Survey of Canada back in 1895. The present 1903 museum building is the largest and most elaborate example of the early phase of park design utilizing decorative cross-log construction. The resulting roof/walls, large windows, nice natural light, truss system, and Douglas Fir construction make the interior and exterior architecture of this "railway pagoda" half the fun in coming here.
The other half of course are some of the most unique and "stuffed" natural history exhibits that I have seen, or really ever want to see. The collection itself is an OCD-inspired collectors dream (with more than 5000 specimens), and could have easily made a vegetarian out me.