Surprise - in the middle of one of Jasper National Park's most popular scenic attractions is one of the world's best collections of Native Indian and Inuit (Eskimo) art.
The Government of Canada has often asked for pieces of this collection to be included in their Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Millions of dollars worth of original pieces of stone and ivory (tusks of walrus and narwhal) carvings are on display and sale.
Medium and, not shown here, larger pieces of unique Inuit work abound.
Appreciate art that few can afford. This is soapstone carving (below) is valued in five digits.
Intricacy, attention to detail and craftmanship combine to demonstrate beauty.
While concentrating on Native North American Indian art, the collection also features spectacular bronze sculptures made in the United States. These examples are made of hundreds of bronze castings assembled with great care.
When you are in the Maligne Canyon Gift Shop and its Gallery be sure to look up. On the walls is the largest collection of paintings by the "Picasso of North America", Norval Morrisseau. This web page cannot do justice to an artist of his calibre.