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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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Learn more about your First Nations Peoples!

A good introducation to learning about the First Nations People. Not as great as Glenbow Museum but... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Dakotah J
Interesting to visit and learn more about Canadian history

There were lots of First nations people scenes set up with beautiful authentic clothing. There was... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
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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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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible1%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

A good introducation to learning about the First Nations People. Not as great as Glenbow Museum but the videos were wonderful. Nonetheless, I encourage you to learn more about the history of he land and people.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

There were lots of First nations people scenes set up with beautiful authentic clothing. There was a video to watch about the buffalo and it's importance to the people. Display cases show First Nations clothing with beautifully beaded garments for women, riding equipment and implements...More

Thank white0nes
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Buffalo nations has a small exhibit. However they didn't feel connected to each other, either by chronology, or seasonal transitions. The android app also had the exhibits in alphabetical order rather than the order on the floor.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

This museum is behind Banff Indian Trading Post souvenir store it is designed to look like a fort I guess but anyways this is a pretty cool museum.. $10 to get in for adults.. free coffee and tea

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Wonderful displays of a past that Canada often tries to forget. Knowledgeable staff who explained many of the displays will revisit.

Thank David T
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Anything to do with native tribes in Canada or America and I am hooked. This is a great museum although when we went in early December maintenance work had temporarily closed some of it, still great though. Loved every minute we were there.

Thank RObbo60_11
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is hidden out of view. Blink and you’ll miss it. It resembles a smart fort. It is $10 to purchase an adult ticket. Coffee or tea are included with your ticket. It’s not a very big museum - take a...More

2  Thank BridgetJones74
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Spent a couple of hours looking around this very interesting museum. Some amazing paintings, photos and artefacts with good descriptions to aid understanding. Very sad that first nations people have been treated so badly over the centuries but hope this museum increases understanding of their...More

Thank Ruth448
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We arrived late but were thankful to be granted entry (at full price). We missed one room of exhibits as it was being loaded into a truck destined for the Smithsonian. We were offered free coffee prior to entry which was a pleasant surprise and...More

Thank tj2010
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Passing this on the way back to the hotel from the Banff Gondola so decided to call in the finish off the day. The museum proved to be interesting and informative and would not hesitate to recommend. The staff were all very helpful and informative.

Thank Mike H
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