Apr 2, 2018
Banff Park Museum in Banff National Park
Established in 1895, the Banff Park Museum in Banff, Alberta was created to house a collection of taxidermied animals, birds, and various specimens found throughout Canada's Rocky Mountains. This rustic lodge-style museum building was constructed in 1903 and is currently the oldest building maintained by Parks Canada.
Interestingly, between 1905 to 1937 there was a small zoo and aviary located behind the museum. When it closed many of the animals were donated to the Calgary Zoo. I found the collection impressive and appreciated the stunning woodwork and architecture of the structure. In 1985 the Banff Park Museum was declared a National Historic Site of Canada.
Catalogue: Alberta , Alberta Rockies 2014 , Alberta Travel Photographer , Animals , Around Alberta Series , Banff National Park , Canada Series , Images , Museum , National Historic Site of Canada , National Parks , Photography
Location: 91 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada