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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  • Wonderful displays of a past that Canada often tries to forget. Knowledgeable staff who explained many of the displays will revisit.  more »
  • Anything to do with native tribes in Canada or America and I am hooked. This is a great museum although when we went in early December maintenance work had temporarily closed some of it, still great t...  more »
  • The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is hidden out of view. Blink and you’ll miss it. It resembles a smart fort. It is $10 to purchase an adult ticket. Coffee or tea are included with your ticket. It’s n...  more »
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  • A very humbling and interesting experience. There is so little on first nations culture and history in this area and this place felt like it did some justice to this substantial part of Canadian history. Interesting exhibits, videos and free coffee with admission including a little gift shop that unfortunately also offers some made in china souvenirs. All in all a very humbling experience. Recommended.
  • Missed the native dance show because no one explained that we were suppose to lift the chain and let ourselves into the venue. No notice to say show times. Very disappointing. Found other museum in Banff better
  • It was very nice place for visit. In my deepest soul I would like to live as a Native american...:)
  • 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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