Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, Banff

(3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum by using our Banff National Park family vacation planner.
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  • A very interesting museum, and the staff are very friendly and informative. Highly recommended to visit during your stay in Banff.  more »
  • Our kids enjoyed this small museum with displays of indigenous life. Small but informative, a lovely way to spend an hour or so learning a bit about the life and culture of locals.  more »
  • Lovely couple of hours here,lady was very forthcoming with the history of the fort and the general history of the locality,some stunning displays to look at  more »
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  • As visitors from England we were in Banff on Sept.14th 2016, and wouldn't have wished to miss this. Having traveled worldwide, my wife and I agree that it is one of the finest exhibitions we've seen. The mass of genuine First Nation artifacts are fascinating and the life-size exhibits of daily life, etc., featuring totally realistic models - plus running videos - cannot fail to 'bring to life' the period - during which we were delighted to hear that the Fort or palisade was not erected to keep these peoples out, but in order that they may be brought inside to live by the Canadian Mounted Police, in order to protect THEM form settlers. What a change form the USA!!! The wide selection of extremely attractive goods in the gift shop also benefited from being made in Canada, I believe mostly by these peoples. No Chinese stuff here! The young staff were charming and I have no idea what may have happened with Nick Brunner. Once having left any paid-for exhibition, etc., I don't think that I'd expect to be allowed back in anyway , but surely he only had to show his receipt if returning to attempt to use the washroom - as we found ALL Canadians charming and friendly.? And describing this as a sub par product would appear to be unreasonable 'sour grapes', as the entry charge was worth every penny and a lot more as far as we were concerned. If you are near, have enough time and have any feeling for history or pure visual imagery, then we doubt that you would feel anything but pleasure and admiration for this exhibition.
  • Went in to visit and that was fine. Spent about 45 mins looking around. Left for 2 minutes and came back to use the washroom and was told i couldn't because we weren't customers. Really makes me mad when people charge out the rear for sub par product then expect you to buy something to use their facility.
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  • Exterior is an interesting palisade look.