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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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Nice museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Travelgirl275
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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 January 13, 2016

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 January 7, 2016

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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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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