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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Preston UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stumbled on the museum as we were delayed in leaving Jasper by a mudslide. This facility is run by the townspeople and does an excellent job of telling the remarkable story of how the settlement developed. As already mentioned on here the friendliest of welcomes and a delightful hour spent. There is a second hand 'book nook' where you... More

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WALES u.k.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A very warm welcome from a very friendly lady. I'm sorry I. Do not know her name but she has Welsh parents so I hope she recognises herself. She really was helpful, interesting and informative. Plenty to see and discover here-some people endured enormous hardships and achieved amazing feats. The tree trunk presents facts in a novel way. Do take... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just a short walk for the centre this small museum gives a flavour of how the region has developed and snippets about some of the more interesting men and women who made it happen.

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Port Coquitlam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

liked the information how the town came to be settled. Staff were very friendly and gave interesting information about the museum and the layout. Small but interesting. only will need about half an hour or so. They gave us information about a animal museum across from the rail station. This was really great!! good to know.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very well laid out and informative with really friendly staff. A bit out of the way but we'll worth finding. Had an exhibition on Marilyn Munro when we were there which was really interesting

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San Jose
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Good history (as one would expect), but nothing special. Compares unfavorably with the Whyte Museum in Banff. And an exhibition about Marilyn Monroe?

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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well done, a small museum packed with history. You see a cross section of the early day in the Rockies, not for the faint of heart. The current added feature Marilyn Monroe has some amazing item, picture and town people comments and note from her time in Jasper, Hollywood comes to Jasper

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