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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives
Ranked #20 of 51 things to do in Jasper
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We had an hour or two to kill before our train and popped in here.

An informative little museum of the sort that might be attached to a local library in the UK. We learnt quite a bit about Jasper and there was a nice selection of photographs down the stairs.

Nice friendly volunteers and a good selection of gifts for a little place.

Don't expect an interactive childrens paradised, this it is not. Think local history section, think library, you have it.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great displays, stories and old photos brought Jasper history to life for us. Small but well done museum covered all aspects of this area. We spent a bit over an hour and it was well worth the price (AAA discount). Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I found this museum while walking around the neat and clean streets of Jasper. Simple in style with lots to look at and read, it is a great way to understand the history of the area. The lady on the desk was also a mine of information about Jasper and what to do and see.

Thank Jerry1953
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

this local museum was folksy, yet very informative. it fit right in with the culture and feeling of the town of Jasper, which we much enjoyed. a very nice presentation, including a 15 minute video, of the history of Jasper/Canadian Rockies area.

Thank Stanford-67
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Simple and well presented displays that give good insight into the history and geography of the region. And we always like to pick up some second hand books when here.

Thank Paul M
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