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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Very well done and well worth a visit

Spent a very nice couple of hours on a rainy morning. Very interesting – especially as it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, CA
Great museum

This is quite a small museum but has some amazing items that tell the story of the First Nations... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Gay H
Canberra, Australia
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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...more
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1 Birch Ave | On banks of Bow River, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the curator. She was very informative and nice. The gift shop was nice and reasonably priced. Loved the taxedermy that was done to preserve the animals and wildlife. The scenarios were set up so nicely, as well. Beautiful art and craftsmanship

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice museum just off the main road that is worth visiting. We found it informative with excellent exhibits and a few high tech interactive displays that were very interesting. Definitely a highlight of our Banff Visit.

Thank GenePP
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the few things on display passably interesting. The mannequins looked like they could come alive at any time (not just at night). But that's it.

Thank AttyDan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The legacy of First Nation people is a secret that deserves the attention of the world.Not only the stunning art and craftsmanship, but respect and harmony with the environment. The archived footage of First Nation visitors to New Zealand, Australia and Africa makes clear that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very nice couple of hours on a rainy morning. Very interesting – especially as it was designed and run by First Nations. We enjoyed the displays and artifacts – tepees, wagons, tools etc. Very well done and well worth a visit.

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A self funding museum full of wonderful artefacts and information relating to the first nations tribes of the area. At only $10 adult admission, which includes complimentary tea or coffee, plus a warm welcome and well priced gift shop you cannot go wrong. We recommended...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is quite a small museum but has some amazing items that tell the story of the First Nations people of the Banff region. I particularly liked the photographs that told the story of day to day activities such as drying meat and erecting tipis....More

Thank Gay H
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on our last morning in Banff. Well worth a visit - well presented. So interesting to see full sized models in their native clothes and all their history. Well stocked with costumes, headdresses, photos etc.

Thank Shebee2013
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Absolutely loved this museum. The free coffee was a bonus. Loved the exhibitions. Staff were very helpful. Do see this

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the authentic artifacts, displays and dioramas depicting the life and culture of the First Nation people who lived in this part of Canada. The museum is owned and operated by a Council of First Nation representatives and is a must see for...More

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