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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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Great for learning the history of mountaineering and industry

Great gift shop with lots of local goods. The museum is very well curated and affordable. It's... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Just the right size, just the right level of info, welcoming and friendly staff

Although it occupies an historic building, the displays are modern with information that today's... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Calgary, Canada
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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
+1 780-852-3013
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great gift shop with lots of local goods. The museum is very well curated and affordable. It's pretty heavy in history of mountaineering and industy but the first section did have some great first peoples info. The staff ate always pleasant and helpful. It's one...More

Thank Linseed3329
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Although it occupies an historic building, the displays are modern with information that today's visitor is looking for. Jasper, for a quite remote town, has historical connections with many Hollywood celebrities and international figures, ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A small but more than adequate display of the area's early history through to modern times. Gives a real feel to how hard life must have been and how people overcame their difficulties. Audio visual is also included. As for the bizarre , war time...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Although you have work a little to find it, this museum is worth the effort. Presentation was great, educational and entertaining, especially the exhibit about living with bears in the townsite.

Thank Norma S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is fairly small like most other museums in the Rockies, however that said it has a lot of interesting exhibits and information about early pioneering years in the Rockies and at Jasper in particular. It also covers more recent years when people living in...More

Thank Alwaysonholiday53
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Its a small museum but very well put together, can certainly tell a lot of dedication and hard work was put into the collections, not to mention the satisfices of the brave women and men that settled and worked on the railway. The current bear...More

Thank Clarey_G68
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The staff here are very welcoming and pleasant. It's a small place but exhibits are laid out well and there is a lot of information on the history of the area and local knowledge. After visiting bigger museums later during our trip in different areas...More

Thank vampireweekend
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A small but well laid out museum that gives an insight into how the area was developed over the years and how the people lived during them. Well worth a visit.

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Lots of information stands and a video to watch, but it was a bit repetitive. However I spent an enjoyable hour and a half here. Not in town centre so you may miss it if just driving through but only a 10 minute walk away

Thank Moira379
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Off the beaten track and quiet to absorb a wealth of information about the history of Jasper and The Rockies. Learnt a lot about the early explorers and settlers. Too many exhibits to look at in the time we had and to do them justice....More

Thank Lancastrians16
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