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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
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+1 780-852-3013
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Hidden gem

Quaint little gem of a museum hidden in the back of Jasper. Cost of admission was $8.00 and they allow photography. I spent about an hour touring the lovely artifacts that were... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little collection will teach you a lot about the develop, research and generall history of the whole area. There a lot of clothes of the earlier days. Also some little moovies about the 20s and the mountaineering. The lady on the counter was very nice and knew a lot about jasper. There is a little gift shop and in... More 

Thank Judy P
jaspermuseum, Manager at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, responded to this review

Thank you Judy for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the museum. We try our best to ensure the information is accurate and informative to everyone and that we try and offer a little something for everyone. More 

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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Quaint little gem of a museum hidden in the back of Jasper. Cost of admission was $8.00 and they allow photography. I spent about an hour touring the lovely artifacts that were displayed and reading the posters that explained the history of Jasper. I was also invited to go into the basement area to watch a 65 year old train... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A good way to kill an hour or so, we quite liked this dinky little museum. Some really interesting information about the history of the area, and the volunteers there was absolutely delightful.

Thank Ribbongirl
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The museum was a great place to learn about the area. From the early explorers and settlers to the setting up of the train line. The time line set up of the museum was a great walk through. The ladies were very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions.

Thank Therese W
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Really interesting museum and small art gallery. There was a free book exchange there also. The museum had some interesting artefacts from the settlement era and great info about the early pioneers in the area.

Thank Bronwyn B
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A detailed and informative collection coving the history of the exploration and settlement of the Rocky Mountains region. We enjoyed the genuine artefacts and personal stories that brought the timeline to life.. Fantastic to see the role of women in exploration and settlement being highlighted in the general collection and celebrated in the special "this wild spirit -women in the... More 

Thank Discover81
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visit Jasper once a year or so and always stop in at the museum. It's small enough to see it all in a couple of hours and there are always interesting and new exhibits relating to Jasper, the Rockies or Alberta. The gift shop has a good selection of books and the staff are very friendly and knowlegable.

Thank CookieAlberta
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum about the history of Jasper. But not very big and not that many artifacts/ exhibits on display. Friendly and helpful staff. Toilets but no café. Children wouldn't find it very interesting not enough to keep them occupied.

Thank Janet F
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

A small, but perfectly formed, museum giving an insight into the exploration and development of the area. Arranged in areas of interest with a very interesting video loop. I particular enjoyed the Jasper Bear cartoons!

Thank Ruth P
Sebastopol, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a quick must see place for an overview of the area and its history. Excellent revolving exhibits. Knowledgeable and helpful staff

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