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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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Very interesting

The senior rate was $9 which I thought was good value the exhibits were very good you learnt quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Small but interesting museum

We stopped in here for a visit and although it is a small museum ( with attached shop) there are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff M
Craigellachie, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-2388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The senior rate was $9 which I thought was good value the exhibits were very good you learnt quite a lot about the first nations and how they survived,there was a git shop on site ,spent almost two hours looking round the museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a visit and although it is a small museum ( with attached shop) there are a collection of exhibits that were interesting and gave an insight into the First Nations way of life and a nice range of videos to...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Run as a non-profit. Exhibits very balanced, coverage various aspects of first people culture. We also got a talk and dance performance, arranged by our guide/tour co. which added to experience. Good gift shop too. reach. for adults, families, children. Not crowded. Stall--can do in...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gives a good over view of the First Nation although the historical details may be a little biased towards the settlers and doesn't perhaps show the true disruption suffered by the indigenous people. Some of the models are truly weird - it's as if someone...More

Thank Skeets21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not at all for visiting this attraction, but I'm glad we did. Learned a lot about the First Nations People, their history and heritage directly from the tribal leader. After a short verbal presentation you are free to roam the museum and see...More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting museum which is worth a visit if time permits. Entrance fee is reasonable and it is not a big museum so does not take up too much time. But the exhibits will enhance one's knowledge of the First Nations ppl.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's still a work in progress, but you really need to drop by this addition to Banff. Very informative. The kids will enjoy it, too.

Thank HaruWindsong
Reviewed 22 June 2017

As our second museum in Banff, I wanted to show my European friend something of the life of our founding people. The selection of beaded clothing, scenes of village life, and mounted animals was great. There were two different films playing which offered further information....More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 21 June 2017

On a rainy morning we visited the museum and found the experience charming and educational. It was not crowded but the exhibits were nicely arranged. Our "guide" was a delightful young woman who was "adopted" by the tribal peoples and who was learning their language....More

Thank Kenneth e
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was a very interesting place to visit especially as it concentrated on the original inhabitants of the area. The staff were very helpful.

Thank nick e
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