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Tourism Pioneer

Norman Luxton. Photo courtesy Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation

Norman Luxton was an adventurer, entrepreneur, museum curator and news-paperman—his vision and creative energy helped put Banff on the map. Clad in buckskin and a Stetson, he personified the Wild West image popular with tourists. The Stuff of Legend: The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley, at the Whyte Museum chronicles the founding of Banff Indian Days, Banff Winter Carnival, and Luxton Museum of the Plains Indian through art, artifacts and photos. Join a 1 pm Luxton Home & Garden Tour that runs throughout the summer. — Lisa Stephens

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