Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, Banff

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#3 of 11 in Museums in Banff National Park
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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  • We enjoyed this museum as a family. A portion of the museum was closed so it was 50% off admission - it kept us out of the cold and we got to see some beautiful displays, and was worth the discounted....  more »
  • I admit to being a Native American culture buff so was excited to visit this museum. I stepped back in time when I walked in - but not in a good way. There were no explanation boards about the...  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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