Banff Indian Trading Post, Banff

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Shop for Indian crafts and souvenirs at a store more than a century old at Banff Indian Trading Post. Part store, part museum, this site offers a wide choice of genuine Native Canadian handicrafts, sterling silver jewelry, and pottery. You can purchase American Indian wear as well, like moccasins, mukluks, and fur clothes. The shop showcases lots of taxidermy crafts exhibited along the walls representing local wildlife. Ask the owner of the shop to show you the Merman--a creature of legends that is a mixture of animals; it's located in a tank in the back room and can be easily missed. Plan your Banff Indian Trading Post visit and explore what else you can see and do in Banff National Park using our Banff National Park trip planner .
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  • September 28, 2017
    If you go through Banff, we need to cross the door of the Indian Trading Post for at least two reasons: 1.: to see the strange 'Mermaid' that sits in her glass aquarium (creature composed of a snapper tail glued to the torso of a desiccated monkey and) a lot of cardboard) reported (or caught?) around 1915 by the creator of the Indian Trading Post, 2: for the enormous choice of gifts and souvenirs at unbeatable prices. Take the time to stroll in the middle of the skins of bears, goats, foxes, feathers, the dreamcatcher and medicinal plants... Typical and original!
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  • September 3, 2017
    Title says it all. But I'm a tourist so I went in and bought! Staff friendly. Goods reasonable prices  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I congratulate Banff Indian Trading Post for providing a venue where First Nations Culture is promoted and where visitors can expand their understanding of North America's Indigenous Peoples. Their hi...  more »
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  • May 7, 2017
    As you would image a good deal of souvenirs but they do have some remarkable hand knit sweaters, beautiful jackets with rabbit fur collars!!!
  • December 10, 2016
    I saved Christmas and $100 with one phone call.. I was so desperate for a very specific pair of mitts for a gift. I needed them by the next evening but I was in Calgary working. I was willing to do almost anything. Turns out I did basically nothing because Karen took the info, called me right back, and sent them same day courier to my office. I had them by noon. And still $100 cheaper than online. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
  • November 6, 2016
    A MUST to visit if you're in Banff. They have incredible items for sale here and I'm sure you'll find something you love that you weren't even looking for. Very unique items along with some higher priced quality goods.
  • June 14, 2017
    Interesting store lots of stuff.
  • January 8, 2017
    My family has been coming here since the 50s and this is one of the best shops in Banff.

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