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Banff Indian Trading Post

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Address: 101 Cave Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
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+1 403-762-2456
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Located in World Famous Banff National Park, for over 100 years The Banff...

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)

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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 :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

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Thank fayblife
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 prop from an old circus. I had heard of these creepy things, but never seen... More 

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Thank SydneyNornor
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 many shops on Banff Avenue have similar items for less.

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Thank Frank S
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank VirginiaGenealogist
Weyburn, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The selection in this shop is amazing! Great selection of handmade crafts, jewelry, purses, slippers, etc, etc!! This is a must see and the perfect place to buy a little souvenir. For a gift shop the prices are very affordable and there is something for everyone in there! I bought a pretty dream catcher and my husband bought a handmade... More 

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Thank Tammie J
Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Trading has a lot of Indian jewelry, drums, figurines, and much more Indian souvenirs. They also had t-shirts and sweat shirts at a reasonable price. It is located across the bridge on Banff Ave. on the right next to the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Worth the visit if you are shopping.

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Thank Laurence M
Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Had this on my list to do. Been there twice now. Greeted with lots of taxidermy. Animal pelts for sale and much more. It's a unique experience in itself and worth a visit. We bought some moccasins and mini birchbark canoes. I enjoyed looking around trying to find treasures amongst the mass produced tat. There are some gems but a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Trading Post is a must see and experience when shopping for gifts and some different items for souveniers. So many things here to pick from and just browsing is fun too! A great place to bring visitors.

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1 Thank seetheworld2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 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 but imagine what it would be like to see them all alive and roaming around... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is a great place to get gifts that are unique or something for yourself. The prices are decent and it is fun just to walk around to see all the different things they have. Lots of parking and accessible.

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