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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

400 Bonhomme St. | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
+1 780-852-3013
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Informative and fun

A detailed and informative collection coving the history of the exploration and settlement of the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Discover81
Always interesting

We visit Jasper once a year or so and always stop in at the museum. It's small enough to see it all... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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Our Historical Gallery features many unique artefacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly Phillips’ canoes. The exhibits in our Showcase & Alcove Galleries change several times a year. These galleries feature exhibits which are culturally and historically significant to the area. In the summer of 2017 we are featuring 2 new exhibits, "Cutting Ties" in Jasper National Park. From 1920 - 1927 over 500,000 railroad ties were cut in the Whirlpool Valley in the Athabasca Pass and floated down the Athabasca River through Jasper National Park. Come and learn about this very little unknown history that took place in Jasper National Park. June 9 - November 9, 2017. BEARS IN THE ALLEY, this exhibit runs April 20th - October 1st, 2017. Read about funny and not so funny stories about local encounters with hungry bears who roamed the alleys of Jasper breaking into garbage cans in search of food. Visit our gift shop for the best selection of books about Jasper and the surrounding area and for locally made products. Summer hours: 10-5 pm daily. Winter hours: 10-5 pm Thursday-Sunday.
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400 Bonhomme St. | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

A detailed and informative collection coving the history of the exploration and settlement of the Rocky Mountains region. We enjoyed the genuine artefacts and personal stories that brought the timeline to life.. Fantastic to see the role of women in exploration and settlement being highlighted...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visit Jasper once a year or so and always stop in at the museum. It's small enough to see it all in a couple of hours and there are always interesting and new exhibits relating to Jasper, the Rockies or Alberta. The gift shop...More

Thank CookieAlberta
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum about the history of Jasper. But not very big and not that many artifacts/ exhibits on display. Friendly and helpful staff. Toilets but no café. Children wouldn't find it very interesting not enough to keep them occupied.

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A small, but perfectly formed, museum giving an insight into the exploration and development of the area. Arranged in areas of interest with a very interesting video loop. I particular enjoyed the Jasper Bear cartoons!

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a quick must see place for an overview of the area and its history. Excellent revolving exhibits. Knowledgeable and helpful staff

Thank Richard102144
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We liked this small museum very much. We liked the emphasis on local history, including the history of the railway. Also enjoyed the special exhibit on the scientific aspects of the area.

Thank hjtravel
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Dr. Brian Luckman has studied glaciers in Jasper National Park for over 40 years. The museum has a great exhibit on his research in the showcase gallery until Oct 30. He gives a great history on the Athabasca Glacier and Edith Cavell/Angel glacier. This Wild...More

1  Thank dewjasper
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A small but well organized museum. One can find there lots of information about the history of the park as well as the geology. It takes 1-2 hours to explore the exhibitions, but it worth it. It will give you a better understanding and prospective...More

1  Thank timeforbreak
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fascinating historical details, pictures, costumes, almost too much to absorb. A must to find out about the area from all areas of society.

1  Thank rodaholiday
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We spend an hour there learning much about the exploration of the Rocky Mountains. The collection is nicely displayed and it was interesting to walk thru. Though it's very small it's definitely worth a stop and the visit doesn't cost a fortune.

1  Thank narcanti
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