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A must-see for people interested in Aboriginal culture

There is a large diversity of Aboriginal handicraft here, lots of beadwork items, t-shirts, hats... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
BenLar137
,
Calgary, Canada
Another Banff Gem

The Banff Indian Trading Post is located adjacent to the Buffalo Nations Museum and the Cascade... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
John S
,
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Located in World Famous Banff National Park, for over 100 years The Banff Indian Trading Post has been providing an outlet for First Nations crafts. Today we continue that tradition with a wide selection of Genuine Native Canadian Handicrafts...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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101 Cave Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
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+1 403-762-2456
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

It's a sight to see and you'd be surprised by how much one little store can hold. Hanging from all walls you'll see mounted wildlife (dead) of every kind known to the area and although not something I'd have in my home you can't help...More

3  Thank 01JuanitaL
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Our first nations deserve more respect than this. To see feather headdress for sale is not appropriate. To our indigenous peoples, these are earned and sacred, not for sale for fun. Very disappointed that this continues.

2  Thank ww507
Reed G, Sales Associate at Banff Indian Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear WW, Thank you for your review. After reading your comments we discussed the sale of headdresses and have decided to no longer offer them for sale. Many thanks for bringing our attention to this matter. Karen Garbert

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Reviewed October 4, 2018

There is a large diversity of Aboriginal handicraft here, lots of beadwork items, t-shirts, hats, purses, etc. It's not a big store, and they have packed a lot of stuff in there. With all the taxidermy on the walls, it does give a truly authentic...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The Banff Indian Trading Post is located adjacent to the Buffalo Nations Museum and the Cascade Gardens. It is part natural history museum with all of its great mounted wildlife and waterfowl; and a neat retail store with a wide variety of souvenirs, clothing, jewelry,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Fun to pop in for looking/shopping. Unique things from First Nations - smudge sticks, carvings, jewelry. Kids would love it too

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Across the bridge from the tatty shops and souvenirs of Banff Avenue, this is a delightful shop, full of authentic Indian work. There are some really beautiful works of art for sale which make amazing souvenirs of a visit to this area. Friendly staff too.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We took a river cruise and learned a lake monster from lake minnewanka was located here, so we had to come see it! We are so glad we did. The shop is like a little museum with taxidermy and real hand made items to purchase....More

1  Thank wilsongarrett
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited here whilst in Banff , whilst not the biggest of places the museum was very informative as to how the Canadian Indians lived and timelines into the history of westerners into the rockies , staff very friendly and informative and puts into perspective of...More

Thank ntjsmith
Reviewed May 9, 2018

With the Banff downtown nearly lost to soulless tourist junk, the Banff Indian (first nations) Trading Post is a breath of fresh air. The inside feels halfway between a museum and shop, immersing you in the early European history of Western Canada. Animal pelts, traditional...More

Thank c4wley
Reviewed May 5, 2018

This is a retail outlet with an obvious USP - and I dont mean the reasonable prices. It can broaden your horizons without narrowing your pocket or you can buy original artifacts to remind you of the Indian nations and their place in modern environment...More

Thank rOCHJA
Reviewed April 19, 2018

The shop is a really interesting little place, The staff are friendly and there is a lot of things to be able to buy and some different things to see you dont expect

Thank Ben D
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

What is the single best reason to visit Banff? Come see for yourself. Come see the famous Merman of Banff. Worth the time, every time!

1  Thank dexter312
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