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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Small First Nations Museum

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is hidden out of view. Blink and you’ll miss it. It resembles a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BridgetJones74
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Calgary
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Spent a couple of hours looking around this very interesting museum. Some amazing paintings, photos... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth448
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Yateley
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This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is hidden out of view. Blink and you’ll miss it. It resembles a smart fort. It is $10 to purchase an adult ticket. Coffee or tea are included with your ticket. It’s not a very big museum - take a...More

Thank BridgetJones74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours looking around this very interesting museum. Some amazing paintings, photos and artefacts with good descriptions to aid understanding. Very sad that first nations people have been treated so badly over the centuries but hope this museum increases understanding of their...More

Thank Ruth448
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late but were thankful to be granted entry (at full price). We missed one room of exhibits as it was being loaded into a truck destined for the Smithsonian. We were offered free coffee prior to entry which was a pleasant surprise and...More

Thank tj2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing this on the way back to the hotel from the Banff Gondola so decided to call in the finish off the day. The museum proved to be interesting and informative and would not hesitate to recommend. The staff were all very helpful and informative.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great museum with interesting displays, videos and explanations about the history of the original inhabitants , their way of life and how it has changed. Well worth a vist . Centrally located.

Thank jmg52
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I really like visiting the museums in Banff. The history is so rich, but I found this museum pretty pricey for the exhibits they showed. I think it could use a SEVERE make over and bring in some more exhibits that are more appealing.

Thank Debbie Jo H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very diverse set of exhibits of Buffalo Nations culture. Friendly staff and intricate, well constructed, displays. We attended a reception there during IEEE SMC conference, and the catering was also very good.

Thank 896joell
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a very informative and interesting museum. we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The story of the relationship between the bison and the first nation people is explained well. There are various dioramas depicting the rituals and day to day life of the early people....More

Thank JEBLLB
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We have been coming to Banff for more than 30 years. This summer we brought our 10 and 11 year old grandchildren for a week in the mountains. One of the "must see" experiences is the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. The kids absolutely loved it...More

Thank Annamarie F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It was late when we got to this museum which was not good as we could have spent longer than an hour at this place. I could not believe that no one else on the tour went and saw this attraction - their loss -...More

Thank Alanna52
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