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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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Worth a visit

Very informative. One down side, the commentary from one presentation interferes with another... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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Well worth a visit

Conveniently located near the town centre in characterful property and with welcoming staff... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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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
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The senior rate was $9 which I thought was good value the exhibits were very good you learnt quite a lot about the first nations and how they survived,there was a git shop on site ,spent almost two hours looking round the museum.

1  Thank jitterbug143
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a visit and although it is a small museum ( with attached shop) there are a collection of exhibits that were interesting and gave an insight into the First Nations way of life and a nice range of videos to...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Run as a non-profit. Exhibits very balanced, coverage various aspects of first people culture. We also got a talk and dance performance, arranged by our guide/tour co. which added to experience. Good gift shop too. reach. for adults, families, children. Not crowded. Stall--can do in...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Gives a good over view of the First Nation although the historical details may be a little biased towards the settlers and doesn't perhaps show the true disruption suffered by the indigenous people. Some of the models are truly weird - it's as if someone...More

Thank Skeets21
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was not at all for visiting this attraction, but I'm glad we did. Learned a lot about the First Nations People, their history and heritage directly from the tribal leader. After a short verbal presentation you are free to roam the museum and see...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum which is worth a visit if time permits. Entrance fee is reasonable and it is not a big museum so does not take up too much time. But the exhibits will enhance one's knowledge of the First Nations ppl.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's still a work in progress, but you really need to drop by this addition to Banff. Very informative. The kids will enjoy it, too.

Thank HaruWindsong
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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