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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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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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A nice little museum

A person gave a tour and a lively talk about the history of Jasper. There a small gift shop with local made trinket and books.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan S
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Kamloops, Canada
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Kamloops, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A person gave a tour and a lively talk about the history of Jasper. There a small gift shop with local made trinket and books.

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Thank Jan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a walk down history. All kinds of stuffed wild life, nice little free tour, hard to come by in the rocks. Enjoy a nice Italian dinner down the road, or have a beer in the sports bar, then wander down to see the museum

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Thank Rick S
Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum gives an excellent overview of the history of the town of Jasper. It is a small museum and I felt they did a great job. Lots of interesting pictures and the gift shop had some great books. If the weather is bad, you can grab a pizza, then walk back to the museum.

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Thank cleaningwhitedoghair
London, United Kingdom
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

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

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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

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Thank Don G
Edmonton, Canada
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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.

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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 

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Thank DeanMurphy2020
Curitiba, PR
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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.

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

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 

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