Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, Banff National Park

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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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  • It was great to get to visit this museum. There was a lot of information and it was super informative. It’s important to learn about the history of the land and the native people. It was only $10pp....  more »
  • When I first came in 1983 this building was not there, only the First Nation trading place which had numerous Buffalo Nation trinkets. So when I saw there was a museum I was eager to visit. I had...  more »
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  • Nice quick museum. I've seen lots of Native American museums and such before but this one explained a few things well that others did not like how the introduction of horses changes lifestyles for the better. I feel like most people view Amerindian history as pre and post colonial but there was really more of a transition when the introduction of items by trade such as beads led to a change in artwork and horses enabled more time to be spent on cultural and religious activities rather than constantly working to survive
  • You have to visit this museum! So interesting, you will learn about native people, their lives, their clothes, culture, etc. Beautiful exhibition, well kept and fun for kids too! Families will have a great time, discovering and learning. The store is also good.
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