Image: Cairn Spring/Summer 2020

The Cairn

News about Canadian Rockies art, history and culture and the activities and history of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

Image: [Untitled], 1939, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds (V797/II/PS-28)

Illuminating Lantern Slides

This website is an in-depth exploration of lantern slides, how they're made, and what they were used for.

Image: Interior of Peter and Catharine Whyte home

The Whyte Home
Banff, Alberta

Welcome to the home of Peter Whyte and Catharine (Robb) Whyte, artists and philanthropists.

Image: Whyte Museum Walks

The Whyte Museum Walks

Explore Banff in a unique way! Our walking tours are about stories, characters, secrets and a fresh way to discover a deeper connection to this special place.

Image: Nicholas Morant with snowshoes and camera gear, ca. 1975 - ca. 1980. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Nicholas Morant fonds (V500/I/C1/78/PA-39).

Nicholas Morant: Canadian Pacific's Special Photographer

Nicholas Morant (1910 - 1999) is a well-known name in Canadian photography from the twentieth century.

Image: Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C. (1906 – 1979, Canadian). Cathedral Mountain, Lake O'Hara. 1930 – 1940. oil on canvas. 28.0 x 35.5 cm. Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979. WyC.01.309. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

Commemorative Portfolio: Catharine Robb Whyte and Peter Whyte

The portfolio celebrates and chronicles the life of Catharine Robb Whyte (1906 – 1979) and Peter Whyte (1905 – 1966).

Image: Luxton Family fonds, LUX/I/D4/10/9, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Bringing Back the Buffalo

The Pablo-Allard herd and the reintroduction of Buffalo to the Canadian Plains