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Banff galleries

5 Places to Discover Bow Valley Art

By Where writers

Add some culture to your Bow Valley vacation with these art galleries, exhibits and displays in Banff and Canmore.

Canmore, Banff, museums, galleries


7 Things to See in the Bow Valley this Winter

By Keili Bartlett & Naomi Witherick

Winter sightseeing in the Bow Valley is incredible. Think frozen waterfalls and overall icy paradise. And with helicopter tours and a new mountaintop building to view it from, it’s easy to see something epic in Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis and Lake Louise. Cameras at the ready…

Banff sightseeing

Image: Kelly MacDonald, Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Ice Sculptures 

Mountains capped with snow and ice. Turquoise waters frozen over. Lake Louise epitomizes winter wonderland. Celebrate with Ice Magic Jan 19-29, where you can watch professional ice carvers compete. Try it yourself at demo sessions, and revisit the displays until they melt away. (more…)

Mountain Legends

Aug. 17, 2016
By Naomi Witherick

Exhibitions and gift shop books at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies tell the stories of Banff’s historical figures. From the early explorers in the late 1800s to the people who established the towns’ businesses and ski hills, uncover the legacy of those who made Banff what it is today.

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A collection of stories in the museum gift shop. Photo courtesy of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.