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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  • This Museum focuses on the art and history of the native peoples who occupied the region of the Rocky Mountains in Canada. In the Museum there are several paintings, pictures, tools and scenarios that try to tell you a little story. The Museum is easily accessible from the center of the town of Banff (a walk of about 15 min) and they charge the entry (prices vary depending on the age and if you are a student or not).
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  • Spent a couple of hours looking around this very interesting museum. Some amazing paintings, photos and artefacts with good descriptions to aid understanding. Very sad that first nations people have b...  more »
  • We arrived late but were thankful to be granted entry (at full price). We missed one room of exhibits as it was being loaded into a truck destined for the Smithsonian. We were offered free coffee prio...  more »
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  • The guide book said this Museum had not changed much since the 1940's & it hasn't ....but it was a great little place. Glad I went there in every way. The best photo was of a Lady called Aunty Margaret Bad Boy...now isn't that a great name to have.
  • Museum inside a fort filled with mannequins of the first nations. There was a few interesting artefacts, like shirts, knives and saddles, plus two movies running concurrently in the same room. One of the movies was of a young man touring fort McLeod, but there was a lot of casual chat completely unrelated to the history ie. zombie attacks so didn't hold our attention. There was some specific detail around some items and treaties but we felt there wasn't much actual educational history. There was a random spattering of Ipads around, showing a single page of text which I found strange. The instant we walked in the door, staff were only concerned about telling us the various discounts in the gift store... we did not buy anything. Free tea / coffee was a nice touch, and toilets were wonderful. $10 per adult.
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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.
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