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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

400 Bonhomme St. | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3013
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Good historic museum

This is a good indoor activity. If you are curious about the history of the area, this is where you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wivoyager
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
A free delight

This free museum is small so you don't need much time for a visit. Its worth spending that time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda_Northern
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Our Historical Gallery features many unique artefacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly Phillips’ canoes. The exhibits in our Showcase & Alcove Galleries change several times a year. These galleries feature exhibits which are culturally and historically significant to the area. In the summer of 2017 we are featuring 2 new exhibits, "Cutting Ties" in Jasper National Park. From 1920 - 1927 over 500,000 railroad ties were cut in the Whirlpool Valley in the Athabasca Pass and floated down the Athabasca River through Jasper National Park. Come and learn about this very little unknown history that took place in Jasper National Park. June 9 - November 9, 2017. BEARS IN THE ALLEY, this exhibit runs April 20th - October 1st, 2017. Read about funny and not so funny stories about local encounters with hungry bears who roamed the alleys of Jasper breaking into garbage cans in search of food. Visit our gift shop for the best selection of books about Jasper and the surrounding area and for locally made products. Summer hours: 10-5 pm daily. Winter hours: 10-5 pm Thursday-Sunday.
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400 Bonhomme St. | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good indoor activity. If you are curious about the history of the area, this is where you will find your answers. It takes maybe an hour to see everything if you go at a leisurely pace. There is a gift shop that...More

1  Thank wivoyager
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free museum is small so you don't need much time for a visit. Its worth spending that time. It's informative and interesting. I learnt quite a lot about Jaspers history. Staff were friendly and there's a nice little shop. Not far from main street...More

1  Thank Linda_Northern
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We found ourselves looking for something to do on a rainy day. This was the perfect solution. My friend who is from Europe learned a lot of new things, and so did my Canadian self. In just over an hour we learned of the early...More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 30 May 2017

small local museum with interesting display.Fun bear exhibit on now. Good rainy afternoon distraction.Off the main street.

Thank macameron
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This little collection will teach you a lot about the develop, research and generall history of the whole area. There a lot of clothes of the earlier days. Also some little moovies about the 20s and the mountaineering. The lady on the counter was very...More

Thank Judy P
jaspermuseum, Manager at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you Judy for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the museum. We try our best to ensure the information is accurate and informative to everyone and that we try and offer a little something for everyone.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Quaint little gem of a museum hidden in the back of Jasper. Cost of admission was $8.00 and they allow photography. I spent about an hour touring the lovely artifacts that were displayed and reading the posters that explained the history of Jasper. I was...More

1  Thank M G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A good way to kill an hour or so, we quite liked this dinky little museum. Some really interesting information about the history of the area, and the volunteers there was absolutely delightful.

Thank Ribbongirl
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The museum was a great place to learn about the area. From the early explorers and settlers to the setting up of the train line. The time line set up of the museum was a great walk through. The ladies were very knowledgeable and able...More

Thank Therese W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Really interesting museum and small art gallery. There was a free book exchange there also. The museum had some interesting artefacts from the settlement era and great info about the early pioneers in the area.

Thank Bronwyn B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A detailed and informative collection coving the history of the exploration and settlement of the Rocky Mountains region. We enjoyed the genuine artefacts and personal stories that brought the timeline to life.. Fantastic to see the role of women in exploration and settlement being highlighted...More

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