FEATURE - Luxton Historic Home

April 08, 2015

Luxton Historic Home

An Accredited Alberta Museum

OPEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays
11:00am - 3:00pm
June 05 to September 27, 2015

The Luxton house at 206 Beaver Street was built circa 1905 and was home to Banff's Luxton family for 90 years. Norman Luxton, Georgina McDougall Luxton and their daughter Eleanor all played important roles in the development and character of the Banff community.

This house is an example of a hipped roof folk home and shows Victorian style detailing in the decorative roof cresting. The rooms of the main floor boast high ceilings, and all ceilings and walls are finished with varnished Douglas fir.

Every room of the main floor offers a glimpse into Banff from the early 1900's through to the 1970's. The walls are covered with photos, artwork, beadwork and paintings. The shelves and tables are filled with artifacts. Every item is a reflection of the Luxton family life and values, and exemplifies their local connections through-out the beginning eras of Banff. Read more...


April 2015

How does our garden grow? Early and strong! Often rumoured to have the first signs of spring in Banff, the Luxton Home has a south facing garden that likes to show early.

2015 has proven to be the earliest blooming yet that we can remember. Green shoots started strong in early February, and by mid-March the scilla and hyacinth were budding/blooming.

Click here to see current photos throughout the growing season of 2015...


April 2015

Pause for Reflection: Early 2014 saw the passing of Ralphine Locke, a local with pioneering history and a strong woman of our times. The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation has chosen to commemorate Ralphine with a rundle stone bench in the Luxton Garden. Read more...

April 2014

Cultural Walking Tours: Banff has many distinctive, historical, and fascinating features that you can easily reach on foot starting anywhere in the downtown core. Whether you enjoy visiting cultural places, seeing historic homes, or taking a stroll to learn more about the bison. Click here to read more and to find maps...


January 2015 - We have a new board member!! Welcome Marjory Gibney to the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation. Her background in library sciences has already proven to be a huge assistance at the home where we have over 5000 books!


SpringstART - select dates from April 10 to 27
Garden Party - August 9, 2015
Doors Open - August 9, 2015