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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

400 Pyramid Lake Road | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-3013
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Jasper
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a small, absorbing visit. We arrived quite late in the afternoon on a cold day but the lady on the desk assured us we could stay as long as we liked. Fascinating photographs, artefacts and details of how the area was discovered and how it grew to be a National Park. Amazing people! Very good value and worth... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives is located on the far north side of Jasper right across the street from the Jasper Activity Centre. First off, this is not a large elaborate federally funded museum so do not expect to see huge displays. It is small, locally supported but quant and full of information about Jasper and its history. I was... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Here is where you will find local community supported programs and researched history for Jasper's earliest origins. Railroads were so important and so were the local tribes of natives. There are very attractive displays and well documented corner areas to this museum where even kiddos can delight in seeing the information. Modern in layout and well lighted, this facility enjoys... More

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had an hour or two to kill before our train and popped in here. An informative little museum of the sort that might be attached to a local library in the UK. We learnt quite a bit about Jasper and there was a nice selection of photographs down the stairs. Nice friendly volunteers and a good selection of gifts... More

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Rochester, NY
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381 reviews 381 reviews
93 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great displays, stories and old photos brought Jasper history to life for us. Small but well done museum covered all aspects of this area. We spent a bit over an hour and it was well worth the price (AAA discount). Friendly staff.

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Wiltshire UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I found this museum while walking around the neat and clean streets of Jasper. Simple in style with lots to look at and read, it is a great way to understand the history of the area. The lady on the desk was also a mine of information about Jasper and what to do and see.

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

this local museum was folksy, yet very informative. it fit right in with the culture and feeling of the town of Jasper, which we much enjoyed. a very nice presentation, including a 15 minute video, of the history of Jasper/Canadian Rockies area.

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Penticton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Simple and well presented displays that give good insight into the history and geography of the region. And we always like to pick up some second hand books when here.

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Parker, Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stopped in primarily for a museum. The museum had some interesting displays, primarily focused around more modern human existence in the Jasper National Park area. What I found more helpful was the information on hiking trails, wildlife opportunities and places of interest offered by the museum staff. She was very friendly and obviously proud of everything Jasper has to... More

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We came across this little museum on a wet day in Jasper. We were greeted by an extremely friendly lady and it was a lovely way to spend an hour being educated about the history of Jasper. Worth a visit.

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