Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library

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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library

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Archives and Library Reference Services



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Mailing address: P.O. Box 160, Banff, AB, T1L 1A3; Street address: 111 Bear Street, Banff



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Phone: (403) 762 - 2291 / ext. 335


Fax: (403) 762 - 2339

Correo electrónico


Elizabeth Kundert-Cameron, Head Archives and Library; Nicole Ensing, Archivist; Lindsay Stokalko, Reference Archivist/Librarian; Amie Lalonde, Archives Assistant, YCW Internship

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Contexto geográfico y cultural

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Estructura administrativa

Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección



Archival holdings consist of textual records, photographs, moving images and sound recordings in over 625 fonds and collections.

  • Extent: ca.550 linear metres.
  • Inclusive dates: 1825 - present.
  • Predominant dates: 1880s - 1980s.
    The Library collection includes in excess of 4400 books, 2300 pamphlets, 125 journal titles and 1000 maps, as well as brochure and clipping files, microforms, audiovisual and electronic materials.

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies was established in 1966 to serve the unique mountain regions of western Canada. The mandate of the Archives & Library division is to acquire and provide access to archival and published material created in or pertaining to the region bounded by the 49th parallel, Peace River, Front Ranges and Columbia Mountains. Major holdings include the Alpine Club of Canada fonds, 1906-, and the Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds, 1856-1980. Research strengths centre around mountain areas, mountaineering, recreation, biography, arts and culture, environment, family life, national parks, tourism, business, transportation, natural history and resources.

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Horario de apertura

Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.;

  • Closed weekends, statutory holidays, Family Day (Feb) and Heritage Day (Aug). Closure may also occur during short holiday periods and/or because of unforeseen staffing issues.
    Out-of town researchers are encouraged to call ahead to confirm hours. Please contact the Reference Service desk by phone (403-762-2291/ext.335) or by email (archives@whyte.org).

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  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Mailing address: P.O. Box 160, Banff, AB, T1L 1A3;
Street address: 111 Bear Street, Banff