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  • February Winner of the Alberta Reads Book Club is...

    Brush Education Publishers presents the 30th anniversary edition of Cheryl Foggo's landmark work about growing up Black on the Canadian prairies in her book, Pourin' Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West ($19.95). [Cheryl Foggo came of age during the 1960s in Calgary, a time when a Black family walking down the street still drew stares from everyone they passed. She grew up in the warm embrace of a community of extended family and friends, with roots in the Black migration of 1910 across the western provinces. But as an adolescent, Cheryl struggled against the negative attitudes towards Blackness she and her family encountered. She struggled against the many ways she was made to feel an outsider in the only place she ever knew as home. As Cheryl explores her ancestry, what comes to light gives her the confidence to claim her place in the Canadian west as a proud Black woman. In this beautiful, moving work, she celebrates the Black experience and Black resiliency on the prairies. Cheryl is a multiple award-winning author, playwright, and filmmaker, whose work over the last thirty years has focused on the lives of Black people in western Canada.] Cheryl's book is currently available in our shop here. Curbside pick-up is available!

  • Routes to Adventure with Chic Scott

    We might think we are well into winter, but in reality – we still have a long way to go. Here in the Canadian Rockies, the best snow is still ahead of us and if you are new to this area, you will be pleased to know that peak snow falls during the months of March and April. As a result, January is the perfect time to read-up and acquire the necessary information to pursue your outdoor adventures and there is no better place to start than with Chic Scott's outdoor guidebooks. Chic Scott is a longtime resident of Banff and he is passionate about this area. Not only is he an accomplished outdoorsmen, he is a researcher and historian which makes his written body of works insightful and complete. His curious nature, ability to collaborate with others, combined with his own experiences as an alpinist, mountaineer, and adventurer provides readers with accurate and reliable information. He continues to share his knowledge, love of the outdoors, and mountains with all whom are interested and for the ardent Chic Scott fans, you will be pleased to know he is feverishly working on completing his new book about the history of Mount Assiniboine, which will debut in 2021. So, as we anxiously await this new publication, take the time to check out Chic's other titles – you will know doubt learn something new about this area and as a suggestion – take his advice and his many tips will get you safely through your next outdoor adventure. Chic Scott was born in Calgary in 1945, he is a fourth generation Albertan and a third generation Calgarian. In 1962 he took up mountain climbing and skiing and these two passions have dominated his life ever since. He was part of the first wave of homegrown Canadian climbers who were to earn their place in this British and European dominated sport. Mountain Romantics - The Whytes of Banff $19.95 [Mountain Romantics chronicles the lives of one of Banff's most important families, the White/Whyte Family, over the last 130 years. It begins in 1886, when Dave White arrived in Banff on one of the first trains to cross Canada. It covers family experiences through wars, the depression, tragedies and triumphs. Dave and wife Annie, create one of the most successful mercantile business in town, and their son, Cliff becomes a passionate ski adventurer, playing a major role in the creation of the Mount Norquay Ski Resort, Skoki and Temple Lodges, later owning and developing Sunshine Village into a major ski resort. Cliff's brother Peter becomes a painter and his wife Catharine Robb, fellow painter from the Boston area, built the Whyte Museum and Archives and created the Peter and Catharine Foundation in order to preserve heritage and mountain culture in the Bow Valley area. This book contains 250 photographs, 32 pages of Pete and Catharine's paintings and 16 pages of Brad's photographs. A hardbound coffee table book with dust jacket. In the back of the book is a fold out family tree.] Hans Gmoser Film Collection Collectors Edition - includes 10 DVDs $100 Hans Gmoser was one of the greatest mountain filmmakers in North America. During the 1950s and 60s he produced 10 feature length films of ski touring, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures, capturing the alpine magic of the era. Now, after 50 years, it is once again possible to view these historic films, complete with classical music soundtrack and narration. As a special bonus, interviews with 14 individuals who starred in the films are included on these DVDs. Deep Powder & Steep Rock: The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser $25 Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance, and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, queens, and prime ministers. He also played a major role in creating what is now western Canada’s dynamic mountain adventure community. Known primarily as the inventor of heli-skiing and the founder of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), Gmoser also garnered recognition as a talented rock climber, tireless expedition leader, successful mountain guide, renowned filmmaker, community organizer and vibrant businessman. Told from all aspects of his fascinating life and including some of Gmoser’s own words, Chic Scott weaves together a compelling story based on the diaries, expedition journals, film commentaries and personal correspondence of this charismatic, and inspiring figure.

  • Gifts Galore — For the Nature Lover

    Our new series Gifts Galore will feature segments of our offerings for the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. In this post we are focusing on the nature lover in your life. Coffee Table Books What Bears Teach Us - Sarah Elmeligi and John E. Marriot Hardcover Coffee Table Book $45 + GST Find it here Sarah Elmeligi has been working with bears for nearly 20 years. She has researched bear-viewing tourism on bear behaviour in the K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary on the northern tip of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Join Elmeligi and John E. Marriott on a journey that examines and shares the behaviour of black, grizzly, and polar bears in North America in a way you’ve never seen before. What Bears Teach Us will surprise you, inspire you, foster your curiosity, and teach you something new about bears, and maybe even yourself. Her personal insight through “stories from the field” – illustrates her intimate encounters and moments with bears. This is a beautiful coffee table book and the photographs by John Marriott are stunning! Field Guides & Journals Pocket guides are essential when we are out in nature so we can better understand our surroundings, what they are, and how they work. Birds of Canada - 2nd Edition is the concise guide to 453 species of birds and is the perfect size to carry in your pack. The John James birding journal will enable you to keep track of the array of species you encounter. Find them here Games 3 Things - What Will It Take to Survive? $29.99 + GST What will it take to survive - you ask? Even the most experienced outdoorsman will be challenged by this new game. It requires four or more players and comes with 80 survival scenarios, play pieces, canvas bag and whistle. "A deadly serious training program to prepare your mind and body for any situation." If you were buried alive, or abducted by clowns, or accidentally super glued your hand to your face...what would you do? Find it here Art & Nature Books Old Man’s Garden The History and Lore of Southern Alberta Wildflowers Annora Brown Introduction by: Mary-Beth Laviolette Foreword by: Niitsitapi (Siksika) Bishop Sidney Black $30 + GST Through pen and ink illustrations and stories, Old Man’s Garden conveys the legends and folklore connected with Southern Alberta’s wildflowers, native plants, and Indigenous culture. Originally published in 1954, Annora Brown’s Old Man’s Garden is a Canadian classic that tells the story of Southern Alberta’s native plants and wildflowers through art and in consideration of Indigenous traditional knowledge from the region. Accompanying the new Rocky Mountain Book edition of Old Man’s Garden, Sidney Black of Fort Macleod, the Indigenous Anglican Bishop for Treaty 7, provides his own commentary about Annora’s art and writing in relation to the Blackfoot, while independent art curator Mary-Beth Laviolette broadens the story about the artist’s contribution to Canadian art. Find it here Environmental Books For $16.59, these two books are great additions to your nature reading collection. Find them here In The Insatiable Bark Beetle, Dr. Reese looks at both our environment and the economy affected by Bark Beetles that are negatively impacting trees and the ecosystems they inhabit. She identifies what future humanity may face in trying to control greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which continues to foster the spread of Bark Beetles throughout our forests. In contrast, The Incomparable Honey Bee, also by Dr. Reese looks at the diminishing population of the world’s most important group of flower visiting animals: the honeybee. All around the globe, billions of honeybees are dying from colony collapse disorder, and our civilization as we know it depends on the health and well-being of all 20,000 known species of bees. Her focus is to motivate others to take action and lend a helping hand to ensure that the bees survive, along with mankind.

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  • Shipping + Returns | Whyte Museum Shop

    Shipping + Returns Delivery For persons living in the Town of Banff and surrounding area, we will arrange to have your product purchase delivered to your home. Please indicate in the comments section your phone number and a time we can call you to make the necessary arrangements. Should you be unable to shop online please contact us at 403-762-2291 ext. 340, or email us at shop@whyte.org so we can better assist you. Shipping All parcels will be shipped Regular Parcel Post via Canada Post. Total shipment costs are calculated using Canada Post rates and include all packaging and freight handling costs based on weight from Banff, Alberta, Canada to its final destination. Estimated ship time within Canada is 4 - 7 business days, U.S.A. 6 - 10 business days, and International 10 - 21 business days. Return + Exchange Policy We will gladly accept returns and exchanges within 30 days with proof of payment. Excludes read and worn books.

  • Home | Whyte Museum Shop

    OPEN ​ ​ Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ​ "...we look forward to seeing you in person " Members Save 15% Learn More LOCAL PUBLISHER Museums Historic Sites Heritage Properties ...Summerthought Publications offers the most up to date picture guide to key venues and historical sites for an authentic experience while visiting Banff and the surrounding area. Learn More Early Settler History Quick View The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History Price C$44.95 Add to Cart Quick View Lake Louise Past to Present Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View The Cave and Basin Price C$14.95 Add to Cart Quick View A Guide to the History of Banff National Park Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History Price C$44.95 Add to Cart Quick View Lake Louise Past to Present Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View The Cave and Basin Price C$14.95 Add to Cart Quick View A Guide to the History of Banff National Park Price C$19.95 Add to Cart ALBERTA AUTHOR Dale Leckie ...a timely book for the general public embarking on a roadside tour or hike in Alberta this summer. It takes you through the geological natural history of the prairies and mountains of Alberta - a must for this season's road warriors. Learn More What's New Quick View Indian Horse Price C$21.95 Add to Cart Quick View I Am Not a Number Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation Price C$29.95 Add to Cart Quick View Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Price C$27.95 Add to Cart Quick View Indian Horse Price C$21.95 Add to Cart Quick View I Am Not a Number Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation Price C$29.95 Add to Cart Quick View Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Price C$27.95 Add to Cart ALBERTA AUTHOR Lisa Christensen This is the fourth volume in Lisa Christensen's highly acclaimed, Hiker's Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies series, featuring Walter J. Phillips, which "takes the art off the wall and presents it in the context of the magnificent locations that inspired its creation". Learn More Guidebooks Quick View Lake Louise Past to Present Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View Wild Edible Mushrooms of Alberta: A Field Guide Price C$14.99 Add to Cart Quick View Hikes for Families: A Guide to the Canadian Rockies Price C$21.95 Add to Cart Quick View The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Hiking and Tour Guide Price C$27.95 Out of Stock Quick View Lake Louise Past to Present Price C$19.95 Add to Cart Quick View Wild Edible Mushrooms of Alberta: A Field Guide Price C$14.99 Add to Cart Quick View Hikes for Families: A Guide to the Canadian Rockies Price C$21.95 Add to Cart Quick View The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Hiking and Tour Guide Price C$27.95 Out of Stock LOCAL AUTHOR Chic Scott Mount Assiniboine The Story We are pleased to be able to offer you this book for purchase on behalf of Assiniboine Lodge. Now in Stock Learn More Maps Quick View Banff National Park Canada: Map & Guide in One Price C$11.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff South: Banff & Kootenay National Parks Price C$12.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff North: Banff & Yoho National Parks Price C$12.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Price C$14.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff National Park Canada: Map & Guide in One Price C$11.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff South: Banff & Kootenay National Parks Price C$12.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff North: Banff & Yoho National Parks Price C$12.95 Add to Cart Quick View Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Price C$14.95 Add to Cart ...Rare Books coming soon

  • About | Whyte Museum Shop

    About Us Our world is changing every day, and at the Whyte Museum Shop, we are responding with new titles that present fresh ideas and diverse perspectives in response to the new conditions, in which we live, learn, work, and play. ​ We have broadened our book selection to provide you with quality reading material that will expand your horizons and stir your imagination. Our aim is to bring you, "Books that Matter". ​ Our curated selection includes local, regional, and national Canadian voices exploring Canadian culture, society and our environment supported by international material of noteworthy importance. ​ We will continue to increase shelf space to accommodate award-winning literature and bring you timely publications relating to news worthy topics to keep you informed and up-to- date. ​ We are excited to be back at work and we hope to see you soon. If you cannot make it in person, please call us or email us with your inquiries, questions, and requests. ​ All revenue generated from the Museum Shop and online purchases support the Whyte Museum Exhibitions, Education and Community Programs, and Archives Department.

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