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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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This place has a lot of history about the Indians. It is not a huge place but they do have some... read more

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livininlouisiana
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Nice little museum!

We enjoyed our morning at this museum. It is small but has some interesting videos and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has a lot of history about the Indians. It is not a huge place but they do have some good exhibits and artifacts. I am not sure if younger kids would enjoy it. It is kind of pricey for what you get. $10...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our morning at this museum. It is small but has some interesting videos and the displays were very well done with a lot of history. Only complaint, no restroom and videos could have been a little louder.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the exhibits were very interesting and a cup of coffee was included in the price, I didn't like this place because there were lots and lots of stuffed animals which made me uncomfortable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum learnt so much so much to see and learn great shop near there too with great gifts Don miss either of them

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a very good. It has wonderful displays of native First People heritage clothing and artefacts.Replicas of olden times gatherings and living and the videos very informative.

Thank Chezsmall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprise by this museum as it has some very interesting items and information. Well worth a visit - and you are given a free cup of coffee.

Thank Sally Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fancied knowing abit more about the history of the natives from the area,a very well presented and informative museum and not very expensive,a massive building and properly over the top but built from logs..worth a visit all said

Thank christopher b
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We didn't find many places that gave a history of the First Nations in Canada. But this museum certainly helped to change that. The entry fee was very cheap & free coffee/tea is provided on entry. The displays are fairly new & are all very...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

There excellent exhibits depicting First Nation people. Beautiful bead work and great historical explanations .

Thank Bestfive
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

The base of all buffalo nations civilization and culture is preserved in this museum. From clothing, headgear, hunting equipment till the sundance ritual and its origin, it was facinating. They have a video gallery about the use and misuse of their land and identity which...More

Thank Ruchi S
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