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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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+1 403-762-2388
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after...

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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What a wonderful little museum

As the guide book says not a lot has changed in this museum since it was built...but it was still great...Go do & look for the photo of Aunty Margaret Bad Boy...what a great name... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
SE England
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Lovely couple of hours here,lady was very forthcoming with the history of the fort and the general history of the locality,some stunning displays to look at

Thank sandersonmark04
SE England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

As the guide book says not a lot has changed in this museum since it was built...but it was still great...Go do & look for the photo of Aunty Margaret Bad Boy...what a great name to have

Thank 48Fred48
Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

this was a very interesting museum, not too big but enabled one to find out more about the native people and how they lived before interferring white people appeared

Thank dorothy m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spent about an hour here, found it really interesting, had lots to read about the native way of life.

Thank Cococat
Derby, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

CAD$10 admission but includes free coffee Old museum that has some interesting exhibits - little bit out of date but very interesting none the less. Gift shop expensive

Thank J099
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Buffalo Nations Museum was interesting but some of the displays were limited. I found the cost a bit high for what was offered as it was a small museum. I appreciated the history and learning about some of the native traditions but felt there could have been more to the museum itself.

Thank Jamie V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum, lots of exhibits on display. Well laid out and demonstrated. Toilets and free coffee / tea machine available. Gift shop very good.

Thank Janet F
Birdwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Full, I mean full of quality displays, and stories to go. Terrific First Nations exhibits with genuine quality. Very well done!! And check the shop "out front"!! Some place!!

Thank Trevor and Sue M
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Run by the local 1st Nation peoples, staffed by them, really interesting exhibits, paintings, photographs, and films. They have a little area that serves complimentary coffee/tea. Nice shop area too.

Thank Margaret G
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife does embroidery and bead work and this is the museum that she did not want to miss. We arrived at 9:45 -- 15 min before opening -- and were ushered into to a First Nations music and dance performance that had been arranged for a bus tour group. We were permitted to sit in. There were about 5... More 

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