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Banff Indian Trading Post

101 Cave Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
+1 403-762-2456
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Very touristy- obviously!

Title says it all. But I'm a tourist so I went in and bought! Staff friendly. Goods reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Tracey G
,
Halesowen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Supporting First Nations Culture and Arts

I congratulate Banff Indian Trading Post for providing a venue where First Nations Culture is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
SMarieG915
,
Calgary, Canada
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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, Sterling Silver Jewellery, Pottery, Moccasins, Mukluks, Hats, Blankets, T-Shirts, Leather Coats, Furs, Souvenirs and much more. From the local Stoney Nakoda to across Canada and North America, we have the best selection you will find. Hours of Operation: 9am-6pm Daily (Winter) 9am-9pm Daily (Summer)
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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101 Cave Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Title says it all. But I'm a tourist so I went in and bought! Staff friendly. Goods reasonable prices

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I congratulate Banff Indian Trading Post for providing a venue where First Nations Culture is promoted and where visitors can expand their understanding of North America's Indigenous Peoples. Their history and culture is well represented through the legends and stories exemplified in the artistry from...More

1  Thank SMarieG915
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This store is surprisingly well stocked of handmade Indian items, not just Chinese-made souvenir junk (though they have a few of those near the front if you insist). I highly recommend the moccasins. They also sell very authentic cultural clothing items that range up into...More

Thank tripleaardvark
Reviewed 18 June 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.

1  Thank W W
Reed G, Sales Associate at Banff Indian Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Banff. Beautiful pieces made by people of the First Nations, quality is excellent and prices very reasonable. Not your usual souvenirs , really interesting and classy. Service is excellent as well. The salesperson explained to us who...More

1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I don't get to Banff as often as I used to--but as a kid this was a favorite place to stop--if only for the Merman in the back. It creeped me out as a kid, but then I got used to it--and whenever you had...More

Thank zedmanab
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I ever ever ever love this shop.. one of my favourite shop to go to.. taxidermies are amazing and all of the handicrafts are woderful.. oh come by to see the merman :)

Thank fayblife
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Near the scenic bridge over the Bow River, this landmark shop was great fun. Not only was there a lot of interesting things for sale, there is a fascinating back room adorned with a animal trophies from yesteryear, including a genuine "Merman" - an antique...More

Thank SydneyNornor
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went in to look at slippers and from the minute we arrived until we left, we were being watched by an grim looking female staffer. I realize thefts must be rampant, but deal with it rather than turning legitimate buyers off. Very expensive and...More

Thank Frank S
Reed G, Sales associate at Banff Indian Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not a pleasant one. I think the "grim staffer," was probably my mother who is 82 and as with many seniors, has good days and bad. Regarding our store being expensive, I...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Trading Post is great place to shop for real native items. The owners are very knowledgeable about the local natives and their items for sale. The shop also has other tourist items like t-shirts, jewelry, sweaters, etc.

1  Thank VirginiaGenealogist
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