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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

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Address: 400 Pyramid Lake Road | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 780-852-3013
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Description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts including David...
Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts 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.All purchases in our gift shop are tax free. Summer hours: 10-5 pm daily. Winter hours: 10-5 pm Thursday-Sunday.
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An insight into the life and history of Jasper

This small museum manages to pack in a full history of the development of Jasper and its people. It made me really think about the bravery of the men and women who first came to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I would compare this museum to the Whyte Museum in Banff. With artifacts and written curation it tells the story of the development of the Jasper area, from the initial migration of the first nations people from Siberia to the present.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although a small museum, we actually spent 3 hours here. So much interesting and fun information, with lots of human interest. A little cave for little people, and a huge book sale in the basement for everyong. Reasonably prices, and the 3 special exhibits were fun! Lots of reading, but also lots of new facts and artifacts to see. Our... More 

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Cyprus
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a small local museum and archive which gives a fascinating insight into the history and development of Jasper. The fact that it is so small and that it features local stories gives it a really personal feel. We came out of there ready to look at Jasper with 'new eyes'. Unfortunately the archives are not open to the... More 

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Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This small museum manages to pack in a full history of the development of Jasper and its people. It made me really think about the bravery of the men and women who first came to the area. Photos and artefacts of the people made us look at the area in a different way. An interesting insight

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

During our stay in Jasper we visited the museum, which is tucked away, towards the back of the town, away from the main tourist streets. We found it to be extremely interesting and informative. Sarah, one of the volunteer staff members, was very friendly and helpful. We are not sure how many visitors the museum gets, but it is only... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lots of information. Lots of reading. Friendly helpful staff. Delightful side little pay by donation bookstore.

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El Cerrito, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although the staff was very warm and welcoming, the museum itself is a little tedious. It is filled with written placards explaining the materials, which means that all you can do is read and read and read.

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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nicely set up with time lines and history of Jasper. Informative displays, also good variety of locally collected items and historical facts. Interesting pictures of local places and activities. Friendly volunteer staff and great Gift Shop to bring home some local souvenirs.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

With so much to do in Jasper, I was afraid I would miss going to the museum. Thankfully, the Via Rail train was late so that I had the opportunity to make it over to the museum. As strange as it may sound, it was great to get to go to a museum in the middle of one of the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I did a quick 45 minute run-through while it was raining a bit in Jasper. The woman at the front desk was very nice and courteous. Overall the displays and write-ups are well done and interesting. A nice quick way to learn about the history of the area.

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