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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

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Excellent small town history museum

We belong to a historical society in a small town that it is trying to develop a museum. Jasper is... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Oro Valley, Arizona
Nice Little Museum

If you are expecting lots of artifacts, this museum is not for you. What is really great about... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Our Historical Gallery features many unique artefacts 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...more
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400 Bonhomme St. | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small town museum was fantastic! The displays were great, and we enjoyed the exhibit on Canada's first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920. It was interesting to know that the interned Ukrainians and other Eastern Europeans were used as forced labour to help...More

1  Thank wbsAlberta
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We belong to a historical society in a small town that it is trying to develop a museum. Jasper is a much smaller town and they have an excellent museum already in place. Through displays primarily of text and photos they tell the history of...More

1  Thank casaahha
Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you are expecting lots of artifacts, this museum is not for you. What is really great about this little place is it does a good job explaining how Jasper was discovered and developed. Very interesting and takes about an hour or so if you...More

2  Thank CalgaryVisitor154913
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The history of jasper and the park taking in the first nations, settlers, explorers, mountaineers, fur traders, railway workers, tourists and park rangers. Their special exhibition at the moment is about the internment camps around the area and further afield in Canada during the war...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Attractively laid out floor plan showing history of the area/town. Special exhibits are also on view annually. The gift shop has a number of interesting books about the area, as well. If you forgot to bring your summer read when visiting Jasper, go down to...More

Thank kcdobelover
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We spent quite a bit of time going through the museum and they had an interesting video on how some of the mountains got there names

Thank applevalley2015
Reviewed July 6, 2018

A well set out museum which is very informative. Cheap to go in and worth the time to get some history

Thank filligirl
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I took my 2 kids 8 and 10 here when there mom was getting a massage. I found it very informative and the staff very helpful. Its great to see how little towns were founded and what has happened in them the short amount of...More

Thank Chris-D7878
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Children are not welcome beyond the room set up for them to colour, discouraged from seeing exhibits, not allowed to look through gift shop - not entirely sure why there is a family rate as children (my children are 10 and 2) are not welcome...More

1  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed May 31, 2018

If you're a history buff, whether of explorers or the railroads, you need to stop here. It's a small museum with the usual AV presentations, maps, photos, artefacts, etc. Staff are knowledgeable, helpful and not intrusive. Looking at the photos of the very early days...More

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