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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Much more nteresting than we thought it would be

This museum was much more interesting than we thought it would be. The exhibits were very well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Southampton, New York
Awesome place

When in Banff my boyfriend and I stopped here after seeing it along the way to another destination... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah P
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free coffee” (10 reviews)
“life size” (5 reviews)
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My first thought about this place was that it’s mixing metaphors more than a little to have an Indian (or First Nations) museum in what looks like an old western cowboy fort! Inside, it’s a spacious facility that probably could have used its space a...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum is FULL of Indian history and BEAUTIFUL bead work. Good for kids to learn about the early people.

Thank 831jeannej
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative. One down side, the commentary from one presentation interferes with another nearby. A lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Found it strange to be offered free coffee at the start, but it was welcome. A good insight into the First...More

Thank ESHW
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Conveniently located near the town centre in characterful property and with welcoming staff. Reasonably priced entrance fee. Good parking. Some interesting and informative exhibits.

Thank wart1
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