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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Cute little Museum

Small museum with great information on timeline boards, quite a few historic artifacts, nice little gift shop

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Don G
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

well worth a visit. i spent two hours there. museum has two main galleries. one about the explorer frank smythe and the other has many artefacts from early jasper. anyone interested in the history of jasper should visit .the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank john b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

wow ! this museum set up is great, and the duty free gift shop too is handy ! lots of parking beside this building.

Thank Ceceilia P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Small museum with great information on timeline boards, quite a few historic artifacts, nice little gift shop

Thank Don G
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is a small museum, but it provides lots of info about Jasper and national park, and mountains. Had and interesting exhibition about Frank Smyth (traveler/mountain climber) and some local artefacts. Cheap, convenient location, does not take too much time. We enjoyed.

Thank Ks_travelling
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This museum details Jasper’s development (largely due to the strategic location for the railroads, particularly the Canadian Northern and Canadian Pacific) and significant citizens and events in the city. Frank Smythe was an author, botanist and mountaineer. Edith Cavell was a nurse executed on 10/12/1915 by Germans during World War I. A nearby 11,033-foot mountain (almost the elevation of Pikes... More 

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The only museum in town was empty at the time we passed by, not even a personal staff was found. The exhibits are school like.

Thank LeticiaCFJ
South East England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This little museum had rather a potted mixed up history of the town if Jasper and it's geographical location in the Rockies. Interesting in parts but a bit mixed up. Good for a cold rainy afternoon. The Marilyn Monroe exhibition is of photographs of the film River of No Return filmed in the 1950's and absolutely everyone in Jasper who... More 

Thank cyclecrazy
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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.

Thank David S
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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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 

Thank David A
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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 

Thank Sheena C

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