WORLD OF WILDLIFE EXHIBIT

Chester Mjolsness was born in Didsbury and grew up on the family farm west of Sundre.  Chester was always a hunter but did not start trophy hunting until he retired from Spray Lakes Sawmill, which he and his brother started.  He has travelled extensively to Australia, New Zealand, China, Mongolia, Russia, Iran, Spain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Cameroon. He has hunted in every continent except South America and Antarctica. Chester wanted to share his experiences of his world wide travels as well as his collection of trophy animal with the general public.  The Sundre Museum is honored to be given this exhibit and will keep Chester’s’ legacy alive for generations to come.

This is a closed exhibit featuring 170 taxidermy birds and animals from around the world, including an elephant and giraffe.  This collection was the effort of one man, Chester Mjolsness.  Come and travel the world.

CONTACT US

 

Phone: 403 638 3233

Fax: 403.638.3295

Email:sundremuseum@telus.net

ADDRESS

 

211 - 1st Ave SW

Box 314

Sundre, AB  T0M 1X0

HOURS

 

SUMMER: May 1

Monday – Sunday: 10AM - 5PM

WINTER: October 15

Closed Monday - Wednesday

Open Thursday - Sunday

10am - 4pm

ADMISSION

SUMMER MONTHS

Family $30

Adults $10

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $8

6 & under: FREE

ADMISSION

WINTER MONTHS

Family $25

Adults $8

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $6

6 & under: FREE

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The Sundre & District Historical Society would like to acknowledge that the Sundre & District Museum is located on Treaty 6 and 7 territories which have been the traditional meeting grounds, gathering place and travelling route for the Blackfoot Confederacy, Tsuu t'ina, Stoney Nakota and Region 3 Metis. We also wish to publicly acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis and Inuits whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.