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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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Great Distraction

Passing this on the way back to the hotel from the Banff Gondola so decided to call in the finish... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Mike H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fascinating history of the original inhabitants of the area

Great museum with interesting displays, videos and explanations about the history of the original... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
jmg52
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Passing this on the way back to the hotel from the Banff Gondola so decided to call in the finish off the day. The museum proved to be interesting and informative and would not hesitate to recommend. The staff were all very helpful and informative.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great museum with interesting displays, videos and explanations about the history of the original inhabitants , their way of life and how it has changed. Well worth a vist . Centrally located.

Thank jmg52
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I really like visiting the museums in Banff. The history is so rich, but I found this museum pretty pricey for the exhibits they showed. I think it could use a SEVERE make over and bring in some more exhibits that are more appealing.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very diverse set of exhibits of Buffalo Nations culture. Friendly staff and intricate, well constructed, displays. We attended a reception there during IEEE SMC conference, and the catering was also very good.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a very informative and interesting museum. we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The story of the relationship between the bison and the first nation people is explained well. There are various dioramas depicting the rituals and day to day life of the early people....More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We have been coming to Banff for more than 30 years. This summer we brought our 10 and 11 year old grandchildren for a week in the mountains. One of the "must see" experiences is the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. The kids absolutely loved it...More

Thank Annamarie F
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

It was late when we got to this museum which was not good as we could have spent longer than an hour at this place. I could not believe that no one else on the tour went and saw this attraction - their loss -...More

Thank Alanna52
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We decided to visit after seeing the old style fort which houses the museum on our way to Cave and Basin and we are so glad we did, the only other museum we have seen in the Canadian Rockies which comes close to this is...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is on Birch Ave so although not in the main part of Banff, it's not too far away. It's definitely a worthwhile stop for anyone who has interest in native culture. Displays of animals, crafts, the handiwork of various native...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lots of original artefacts laid out in a very informative way not stuffy at all, not a big place but very friendly staff and would definitely recommend a visit to find out more about this fascinating area of Canadian history.

Thank Robin S
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