The Historic Luxton Home & Garden 


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Luxton HomeThe Luxton Home Museum tells the story of one of Banff's prominent pioneer families. Occupied by Norman Luxton, his wife Georgina McDougall Luxton, and daughter Eleanor for over 90 years, the Museum features a fine collection of native artifacts, antique china and furniture, costumes, and unique items gathered from around the world. Trophy animal heads, the products of Norman's taxidermy skills, adorn the walls.


Now operated by the Eleanor Historical Foundation, the Home is open on weekends during the summer and by apointment during winter.

The Luxton Garden, with its gracious 100 year old trees and old fashioned flowers welcomes visitors throughout the summer. On weekends during July and August bring a coffee or a picnic with the family and try your hand at a game of croquet or other family-friendly games on the lawn.

Permanent Collections and Exhibitions:

  • Indian beadwork
  • Original paintings 
  • Antique china, silverware
  • Vintage furniture
  • Taxidermy
  • Historical Arts & Crafts style Garden


  • Annual "Doors Open Banff"
  • Special occasion garden parties
  • A Walking Tour that includes a tour of the Luxton Home is available through the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
  • Canada Day family painting events in the yard

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