Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear St
Hours: daily 10am-5pm. Admission: adults $10, seniors $9, students & locals (Lake Louise to Morley) $4, children under 12 & members free
The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. The Museum’s founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. Enjoy the Museum’s exhibitions, events, archives, library, heritage homes, tours, museum shop, and special events.
To Oct 15 Banff Reflections: 150 Years and Counting. This exhibition reflects the character of Banff as a town uniquely situated in a national park with large expectations from the labyrinth of global visitors.
To Oct 15 This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Many women challenged the Canadian Rockies between the late-19th and mid-20th centuries. This Wild Spirit presents a sampling of these women’s creative responses, in photography, painting, carto- graphy and writing. Curator Colleen Skidmore.
Opening Oct 21 On the Fringe of the Bow. This exhibition features skateboard designs, tattoo art and three-dimen-sional chainmail constructions. There is an unconventional, spiritual and rebellious appeal to the exhibition where each work is infused with imagination, metaphor and wonder.
Opening Oct 21 Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bears: Each One is Sacred. Field biologist and artist, Colleen Campbell tracked the patterns of bears along the eastern slopes of the Rockies and created renderings detailing the bears’ individuality and demonstrating the challenges they face in this high-traf-fic corridor.
Ongoing Gateway to the Rockies. This exhibition shares Canadian Rockies history through art, artifacts and archives and library materials.