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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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Beautiful collection of Indigenous clothing.

As our second museum in Banff, I wanted to show my European friend something of the life of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
7didi7
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Grafton, Canada
Good introduction to first peoples culture

On a rainy morning we visited the museum and found the experience charming and educational. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth e
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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
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+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As our second museum in Banff, I wanted to show my European friend something of the life of our founding people. The selection of beaded clothing, scenes of village life, and mounted animals was great. There were two different films playing which offered further information....More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a rainy morning we visited the museum and found the experience charming and educational. It was not crowded but the exhibits were nicely arranged. Our "guide" was a delightful young woman who was "adopted" by the tribal peoples and who was learning their language....More

Thank Kenneth e
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting place to visit especially as it concentrated on the original inhabitants of the area. The staff were very helpful.

Thank nick e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating insight into the Buffalo Nations; something to do to while away a few hours. Good value entry fee, I even got my senior discount it being my 60th birthday :-)

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to visit, this museum, but was a bit disappointed with some parts of it - the mannequins, displaying daily life, looked old and it felt like they were just filling up space. Don't get me wrong i did enjoy it, and enjoyed...More

2  Thank Geejay1244
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is sorely in need of a pick-me-up . It is old and the exhibits were lacking . Skip this one as it is not worth the 10$ admission fee.

1  Thank ms_long_legs
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a fun thing to do very interesting in museum informative about the First Nations way of life ,clothing and general living conditions the poor women really had it hard. Stuffed animal set in scenes and videos

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great place to learn about Canada's history. The displays about yesteryear were very informative. The portraits and paintings of the First Nation's people were really good.

Thank tonyfishercymru
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Thankfully we had a free ticket to the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and visited there just after we visited the White Museum. We have been to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington and were a little disappointed with that so were looking...More

Thank Leigh1980
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you are interested in learning about the First Nations, this museum is ideal. Apart from the typical museum exhibits in display cases - such as clothing made using beads, feathers and porcupine quills - there were life-size scenes using stuffed animals, including a team...More

1  Thank 457SharonB
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