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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

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Address: 400 Bonhomme Street | (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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Interesting small museum

We spend an hour there learning much about the exploration of the Rocky Mountains. The collection is nicely displayed and it was interesting to walk thru. Though it's very small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Jasper, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dr. Brian Luckman has studied glaciers in Jasper National Park for over 40 years. The museum has a great exhibit on his research in the showcase gallery until Oct 30. He gives a great history on the Athabasca Glacier and Edith Cavell/Angel glacier. This Wild Spirit- Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada is another great exhibit currently in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but well organized museum. One can find there lots of information about the history of the park as well as the geology. It takes 1-2 hours to explore the exhibitions, but it worth it. It will give you a better understanding and prospective about the park. They also have a nice little gift shop. Highly recommended!

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Quadra Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating historical details, pictures, costumes, almost too much to absorb. A must to find out about the area from all areas of society.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spend an hour there learning much about the exploration of the Rocky Mountains. The collection is nicely displayed and it was interesting to walk thru. Though it's very small it's definitely worth a stop and the visit doesn't cost a fortune.

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Thank narcanti
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here on a cloudy dull day and it has some really interesting stories of the area. There are a lot of lovely books in the gift shop and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice way to spend a rainy couple of hours.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited as a family and spent a couple of hours immersed in the interesting material about the varied history of Jasper and its people. Really friendly staff and very informative and enjoyable.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum gave an insight into the progress of the area through the Rail Lines. It was having various pics of the era and lot of exhibits too. There was also a 10 minute video which was run for us. The entry fee was nominal and well maintained. It is a worthwhile place to visit while in Jasper.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A wonderful experience. This Museum deserves a visit. Compact, but it 'punches above its weight, in terms of the quality of the presentation of the materials and the chronological sequence of the journey it takes you on. A must if you are in Jasper !

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Thank George647
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our visit to this small museum was so helpful, it set the context for all that we had read before our trip, and also for the information our guide was providing. The museum has set out the story of the area clearly and in an easily understood way (good for tired travellers already stuffed with facts and figures) Staff were... More 

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Thank Anne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

It tells about the local history all the way from 10000 years ago to present. Also it provides an opportunity to see art from local artists and helps support them.

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