Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, Banff

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Discover the heritage of the First Nations people of Canada at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. The museum houses a rich cultural display of authentic artifacts, which belonged to the original inhabitants of the Northern Plains and Canadian Rockies. Inside the large wooden building, which resembles a fort, find items, such as a hunting bow and arrow, traditional clothing, tipis, stuffed animals, eagle-feather headdresses, and a life-size replica of a sun dance ceremony. Add Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and other attractions to your Banff National Park trip itinerary using our Banff National Park trip builder app .
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  • Beautiful museum that shows the history of the first people that inhabited the region. The indigenous culture is shown in a clear and didactic, with Mannequins dressed in the typical attires, animals that were part of the history of these peoples, tents, cooking utensils, pictures, dioramas. The building is very beautiful, all wood and imitating a strong.
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  • This museum is very small. It consists of a few exhibits depicting First Nations life and clothing. There are two video displays that are informative. The seating to view the videos is on folding chai...  more »
  • This place has a lot of history about the Indians. It is not a huge place but they do have some good exhibits and artifacts. I am not sure if younger kids would enjoy it. It is kind of pricey for what...  more »
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  • Nice and serene place to visit. Rather small and I thought the ticket was a bit overpriced. You can be done here in less than 30 minutes. Parking is free.
  • This is a pretty neat little museum. If you aren't educated in Canada, there is an awful lot to learn. The iPads offer a lot of insight into incorrect First nations stereotypes. I'm glad that the proceeds go to the Buffalo nation and I REALLY appreciate that they are showing Elder in the Making on the TV. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because not all of the souvenirs are actually made by First nations artisans. I feel like they are missing out on a cool opportunity for financial empowerment in First nations communities.
  • One of the attractions in banff. It tells a lot about buffalo tribe culture and traditions. A way to know about your heritage.
  • The gift shop was nice. The museum was interesting and learned a few new things. If you are Canadian you should be aware of most of what’s in the museum already. But then again I’m often shocked by how little people do know.
  • Nice museum. Loved the artifacts and displays
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