Activities and experiences

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Western Canada’s oldest natural history museum, Banff Park Museum offers visitors a chance to browse some 5,000 vintage specimens – from stuffed bears to minerals and plants. A visit to the “University of the Hills” is a great way to get an up-close look at Banff wildlife and see how natural history was interpreted a century ago.

Things to do

Calendar of events

Learn about events happening at the Banff Park Museum.

The Xplores Club

The Banff Park Museum is a favourite among kids who can join the Xplorers Club, completing a checklist of fun activities to earn a free souvenir.

Explore 5,000 vintage specimens

A “museum of a museum” that allows visitors to step back in time and learn about an early approach to natural history interpretation.


Mountains of Change - a landscape in transition because of climate change. Exhibit free with site admission.

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