Adjacent to Stephen Avenue Walk, the excellent Glenbow Museum (130 9th Ave. SE, 403/268-4100, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m., adult $14, senior $10, child $9) chronicles the entire history of western Canada through three floors of informative exhibits and well-displayed artifacts. The museum’s permanent collections of contemporary and Inuit art, as well as special exhibitions from national and international collections, are on the 2nd floor.
The 3rd-floor “Niitsitapiisini: Our Way of Life” gallery is the best part of the museum. Developed under the watchful eye of Blackfoot elders, it details the stories and traditions of native peoples through interpretive panels and displays of ceremonial artifacts, jewelry, and a full-size tepee.
The Glenbow’s renowned library and archives are open Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.