Mailing address: P.O. Box 160, Banff, AB, T1L 1A3;
Street address: 111 Bear Street, Banff
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library
Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation
Archival holdings consist of textual records, photographs, moving images and sound recordings in over 625 fonds and collections.
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.
Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.;