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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  • What is the single best reason to visit Banff? Come see for yourself. Come see the famous Merman of Banff. Worth the time, every time!  more »
  • This store, placed near the offices of the parks, offers native products and guarantees the local production. Good initiative, many interesting things just to see, starting with beautiful stuffed animals that decorate his upper shelves. Also worth visiting not only for purchases ...
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  • 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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  • Very friendly staff. The store is overwhelmingly well stocked. Good prices, for the most part. It's well worth a visit.
  • I love this place. Every time I go into Banff I have to stop by here. They have so many beautiful things with a price range that will suit just about anyone. I never leave without finding something I want.
  • Come here for your souvenirs; don’t waste your money anywhere else. Fabulous authentic items
  • I've shopped here for almost 10 years, but recently I was sold baby moccasins made by a local for $49.99 that were very evidently previously worn. I contacted management via e-mail--not to seek a refund or exchange--simply, to let them know it had happened. I received no response or explanation. Very disappointed and unlikely to return at this point. The hand-crafted merchandise was a huge draw for me for gifts over the years, but I feel uncomfortable shopping here knowing the artists aren't being paid for merchandise that is sold again and again.
  • Lots of interesting stuff here ranging from the simple to the high end souvenir.
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