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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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Fantastic afternoon

Wonderful displays of a past that Canada often tries to forget. Knowledgeable staff who explained... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
David T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Loved It

Anything to do with native tribes in Canada or America and I am hooked. This is a great museum... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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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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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Wonderful displays of a past that Canada often tries to forget. Knowledgeable staff who explained many of the displays will revisit.

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Anything to do with native tribes in Canada or America and I am hooked. This is a great museum although when we went in early December maintenance work had temporarily closed some of it, still great though. Loved every minute we were there.

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed 14 November 2017 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

1  Thank BridgetJones74
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017

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

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