Our History


The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation was established in May 1995 to implement the bequest of Eleanor G. Luxton, the daughter and granddaughter of Banff and Bow Valley pioneers.

The objective of the Foundation is to foster public awareness of the history of Banff and its environs during the century that the Luxton and McDougall families were influential in the community with emphasis on the careers of Norman K. Luxton, Georgina McDougall Luxton, and Eleanor G. Luxton.

The historic Luxton home and grounds in Banff have been preserved, restored and are open to the public through Whyte Museum guided tours. The interior of the home has been preserved as Miss Luxton left it, and represents the lives of the three family members and the evolution of a Banff lifestyle over a period of nine decades.

Banff in Winter