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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

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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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Jasper
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love museums in general and my brother isn't crazy about them. The museum is bursting with interesting artifacts and information about the geology and the peoples of this area. Even my brother found it interesting for the most part. The museum shop also had a good selection of books for history and geology enthusiasts.

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Bonnybridge
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

very interesting to see more of the history of the area. A small museum but well done and inexpensive to visit.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Informative and compact collection of Jasper historical memorabilia. Check out the hefty buffalo robe.

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Park City, Utah
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188 reviews 188 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This museum certainly has the story of Jasper and the local area . Interesting displays. No need to spend more than about 45 minutes here.

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Kassel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Jasper Yellowhead museum is located close to the community centre and the aquatic centre and offers a full overview of the histroy of Jasper and its pioneers. Though it is small in size it has some very interesting displays and sets the town of Jasper and the surrounding National Parc into a historical context. Definately go to gain a... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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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140 helpful votes 140 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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