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Banff - Best indoor attraction in Banff - The Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies

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Best indoor attraction in Banff - The Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies

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(32 reviews)
Whyte Museum, Banff, Canada
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The Whyte Museum in Banff is a premier venue that, not only houses museum displays but has one of the largest collections of artifacts and documents in Alberta, Canada. The Whytes were extremely talented artists who for decades painted Banff, the Rockies, and many other parts of the world. They also collected works by other talented artists, which fill the galleries of this wonderful museum. On this tour, I will also take you to the gallery dedicated to artifacts of the Native People and Europeans who settled in the area. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits materials related to the cultural heritage of the Rocky Mountains of Canada, making them available for education as well as research. Banff is so much more than just nature!


Meet Pamela

Pamela

Pamela’s passion for the natural world was honed by her work at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where countless field trips informed her expertise of birds, animals, insects, frogs, geology, plants, and trees. Since moving to Canada, Pamela has immersed herself in a totally different environment, but one she’s no less passionate about. When not outdoors, her nose is typically in a book, learning more about the world beyond her incredible backyard. Which is exactly what she provides for others on her tours; a deep knowledge of a place like few others on earth, letting Heygoers like you understand and appreciate Banff the way she does.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Banff with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Banff. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Merle R.

18 September 2021

Never quite sure what to expect on an indoor museum tour. But this was fantastic! I discovered new artists, learned a lot about the history of Banff, mountaineering, trains… and who knew the history of mountaineering could be so fascinating? And all delivered in Pamela’s wonderful manner. I always knew I’d go to Banff in a minute for her outdoor walks but the Whyte Museum just made a visit even more important!

Tish W.

18 September 2021

Wonderful tour of the Whyte Museum. Inspiring story about Catherine Robb Whyte and her generous and sympathetic philanthropy.

Sue (UK) H.

18 September 2021

An interesting exploration of some highlights of the museum - thank you!

Wanderer F.

18 September 2021

Thank you so much Pam for the Whyte Museum tour :) Really loved and enjoyed the tour <3 Got to learn about what an amazing persons were Peter and Catharine Whyte, especially Catharine Whyte <3 Loved your history commentary, your angle of camera <3 Thank you so much :)

Garima S.

26 July 2021

A beautiful tour down history, with lovely paintings. Pamela made the tour enjoyable and interesting!


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