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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Good place to learn about First Nations in the Banff area

My first thought about this place was that it’s mixing metaphors more than a little to have an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Very interesting - Part of the History of Banff

This museum is FULL of Indian history and BEAUTIFUL bead work. Good for kids to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My first thought about this place was that it’s mixing metaphors more than a little to have an Indian (or First Nations) museum in what looks like an old western cowboy fort! Inside, it’s a spacious facility that probably could have used its space a...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is FULL of Indian history and BEAUTIFUL bead work. Good for kids to learn about the early people.

Thank 831jeannej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. One down side, the commentary from one presentation interferes with another nearby. A lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Found it strange to be offered free coffee at the start, but it was welcome. A good insight into the First...More

Thank ESHW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located near the town centre in characterful property and with welcoming staff. Reasonably priced entrance fee. Good parking. Some interesting and informative exhibits.

Thank wart1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The senior rate was $9 which I thought was good value the exhibits were very good you learnt quite a lot about the first nations and how they survived,there was a git shop on site ,spent almost two hours looking round the museum.

1  Thank jitterbug143
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a visit and although it is a small museum ( with attached shop) there are a collection of exhibits that were interesting and gave an insight into the First Nations way of life and a nice range of videos to...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run as a non-profit. Exhibits very balanced, coverage various aspects of first people culture. We also got a talk and dance performance, arranged by our guide/tour co. which added to experience. Good gift shop too. reach. for adults, families, children. Not crowded. Stall--can do in...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Gives a good over view of the First Nation although the historical details may be a little biased towards the settlers and doesn't perhaps show the true disruption suffered by the indigenous people. Some of the models are truly weird - it's as if someone...More

Thank Skeets21
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was not at all for visiting this attraction, but I'm glad we did. Learned a lot about the First Nations People, their history and heritage directly from the tribal leader. After a short verbal presentation you are free to roam the museum and see...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum which is worth a visit if time permits. Entrance fee is reasonable and it is not a big museum so does not take up too much time. But the exhibits will enhance one's knowledge of the First Nations ppl.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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