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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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Great museum and worth every cent

We decided to visit after seeing the old style fort which houses the museum on our way to Cave and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Alwaysonholiday53
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Berkshire UK
Very worthwhile

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is on Birch Ave so although not in the main part of Banff, it's... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Bubbles73uk
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Weedon Bec, 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
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We decided to visit after seeing the old style fort which houses the museum on our way to Cave and Basin and we are so glad we did, the only other museum we have seen in the Canadian Rockies which comes close to this is...More

Thank Alwaysonholiday53
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is on Birch Ave so although not in the main part of Banff, it's not too far away. It's definitely a worthwhile stop for anyone who has interest in native culture. Displays of animals, crafts, the handiwork of various native...More

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lots of original artefacts laid out in a very informative way not stuffy at all, not a big place but very friendly staff and would definitely recommend a visit to find out more about this fascinating area of Canadian history.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A museum dedicated to the First Nations way of life and history/. Educational and lots of artifact. Recommended.

Thank David A
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This museum was much more interesting than we thought it would be. The exhibits were very well done and it told a story of both the native Americans and the buffalo.

Thank hamptonite
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

When in Banff my boyfriend and I stopped here after seeing it along the way to another destination. We didn't visit the museum as there wasn't much time but we visited with the girl in the gift shop and bought some items from the shop....More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A wonderful place to spend a wet morning in Banff. Really interesting and informative. There is a lovely gift shop and clean modern toilets. Staff are very warm and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Very reasonable entrance fee. Children would love this.

Thank NICOLA H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The museum showcases the indigenous inhabitants of canada, the history, livelihood, customs and traditions, and provides a good knowledge to the unknowing visitor.

Thank David Albert D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Highly recommend visiting this museum while in Banff. The displays and dioramas highlight the ingenuity and rich cultures of First Nations peoples and how they lived their lives in this rugged landscape. Many of the displays include magnificent beadwork from different tribes. Some of the...More

Thank Diantha W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This looks really small at first but there is loads to see, very interesting Free drinks are offered and there were deckchairs to relax in outside. The shop round the corner is a great place for picking up souvenirs too.

Thank travellerkMidlands
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