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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after...

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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small but interesting

This is a smallish but intersting museum which gives lots of information about First Nations people in Canada. There was alot of reading to do maybe more recorded info or video... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Run by the local 1st Nation peoples, staffed by them, really interesting exhibits, paintings, photographs, and films. They have a little area that serves complimentary coffee/tea. Nice shop area too.

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Thank Margaret G
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife does embroidery and bead work and this is the museum that she did not want to miss. We arrived at 9:45 -- 15 min before opening -- and were ushered into to a First Nations music and dance performance that had been arranged for a bus tour group. We were permitted to sit in. There were about 5... More 

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Thank jamestF7118EF
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very informative with plenty of displays. Labels were clear and easily read. The complimentary coffee was much appreciated.

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Thank Ruth P
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a smallish but intersting museum which gives lots of information about First Nations people in Canada. There was alot of reading to do maybe more recorded info or video would enhance the experience. Worth a visit for a couple of hours and a good price.

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Thank Pam C
Sussex. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited this museum during our stay in Banff. It tells the story of The First Nations. The models of the Natives were absolutely perfect and really depicted how they lived. Each little scene seemed to tell its own story. If you visit Banff this is a definite must.

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Thank Diane P
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

a look back in time about the history of the nations and with some authentic displays gives you an insight to their world

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Thank nov000
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A great little museum with plenty of exhibits providing details on the first nations people of Canada. Very interesting and informative. Well worth a visit whilst in Banff

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was a very informative museum -- told the history of the people who lived here and the sad history.

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Thank Barbara K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A small museum with small admission charge. Lots of interesting displays and information. Well worth a visit

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Vancouver British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This museum was full of historical artifacts showing the importance of animals for food and clothing. It showed the way of life and the artistic creations as they had been for thousands of years and then as they were affected by the arrival of Europeans. Glad we saw it.

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