The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. We share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Our founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. We welcome visitors to our mountain home, sharing with them our sense of awe and belonging, through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop.
Located along the creek that gives this town its name, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is open year-round. Hours vary from summer to winter months. You'll find a Visitor Information Centre, gift shop with a country theme carrying local and Canadian products, a museum sitting on 2.4 hectares with 24 historical buildings, beautiful gardens and a pond that is the home to many animals and plants. Take a journey back in time with the CPR caboose, a wondrous garage right out of the 1940's, and Waldron Ranch House where all the ranch hands would have once been housed.
Located on Hwy 583, next to a campground (with playground, baseball diamond and picnic areas) and across from the medical facility and museum, the Accredited Visitor Information Provider (AVIP) offers travellers, county residents and their guests friendly advice, directions, area information and a historic window to Alberta's central plains. As a seasonal operation (May 1 – September 15) run by community volunteers and summer staff, the museum and AVIP provides personalised service to each visitor.