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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2388
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Ranked #16 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Alicante Province, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Found this by accident whilst exploring Banff and were very glad we did. Spent a couple of hours wandering around and talking to a great guide who answered our questions and made the visit even more interesting. Some of the items could have done with clearer explanations but it is well worth visiting.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The price was about $10, which was worth it. The first room looked like it was going to be paintings but there were stuffed animals (like buffalo, horses, wolves, etc) and statues in settings like a teepee, hunting, ceremony, etc. There were also diaramas (sp?), clothing, weapons, tools and more on display. The souvenirs were overpriced but there were some... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A few minutes walk from Downtown Banff, offers a glimpse of First Nations history. The place needs a little bit of improvement and could provide labels or descriptions on some artefacts. A good place to spend an hour or two. They also offer complimentary tea or coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This museum isn't really covered in the guidebooks but it's an undiscovered little gem. We spent a couple of hours there one freezing day and we loved it. It was great to learn about the First Nations and some of the artefacts there are amazing. We'd definitely go back and the woman who runs it is charming!

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Ontario
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I recently visited Banff and took the time to visit this Museum. The exhibits are extremely well put together and the collection of animals on display is amazing. I personally found the old photos and the historical write up's very interesting. The Museum covers the history of the area and it's tribes in a thorough manner and the staff are... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is an interesting place for those who wants to see some history of native Indians rather than reading. Place needs a renovation and more description. I would recommend as it is few mins walk from almost anywhere in Banff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Kind of tired displays but a nice pass of time if you have a bad weather day. Appears to need some building improvements to repair from the elements. Wanted to support as it benefits the Native Americans.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very interesting place to visit especially to those who want to know how life and people were before colonisation. The daily life, the occupation, family life, religious festivals and rituals of the First Nation were well depicted in the shape of life size mannequins. It is in the walking distance to many hotels.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

very interesting and the staff was so friendly and helpful. we enjoyed the time we spent there and would recommend you stop in while in Banff. you won't be disappointed.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well worth a visit . The displays of costumes were amazing . You can even help yourself to tea and coffee before you leave .

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