Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Key Info

1 Birch Ave.

Price & Hours

CA$10 (about $8) for adults; CA$5 (about $4 for kids 7-17; free for kids 6 and younger
10 a.m. or 11 a.m.- 5 or 7 p.m. daily

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.3scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Having opened in 1952, the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum has dedicated more than 50 years to educating visitors about the contributions made by native people in the area. Brace yourself if you're a history buff or culture hound; there are numerous displays exhibiting domestic routines, hunting tactics and daily life of the region's inhabitants prior to their encounter with European culture, and how they continued to adapt with European influences.

Recent visitors said the museum offers a good introduction to the history of the First Nations people and offers informative displays and interesting artifacts. According to reviewers, it's relatively small and can be seen in an hour.

The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum – tucked away on Birch Avenue just south of the Bow River – is open seven days a week throughout the year. From May to September, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; during the winter (October to April), the museum welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs CA$10 (about $8) for adults and CA$5 (around $4) for youths between the ages of 7 and 17. Children younger than 7 can enter for free. Free parking is available at the museum, as well as a gift shop. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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