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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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A very interesting insight into the development of the area and a war time secret!

A small but more than adequate display of the area's early history through to modern times. Gives a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stuart M
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
amazing artifacts

Although you have work a little to find it, this museum is worth the effort. Presentation was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norma S
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Ottawa, 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

With less than half an hour before closing time on a Saturday afternoon we managed to visit this delightful small museum. So much information about the history of exploration in Alberta and British Columbia. What a find. And a most helpful museum attendant who answered...More

Thank Serge T
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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
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