It all started in 1903...
The Trading Post was founded by Norman Luxton in 1903 and has been operating for over 117 years. The Luxton family were the original founders from 1903 to 1961, who then passed it on in 1961 to the Garbert family.
Norman was a particularly colourful character and a key catalyst in establishing Banff as a bucket list tourist destination, and helped create strong ties to the local Indigenous communities.
Customers from around the world
Mike Beerwald, Banff Trail Riders, CA 2020
I’ve had my mukluks for over 3 years and have put them through incredibly hard use at the stables [in Banff]. They’re awesome! I’ll probably have them for another 3 years…
Derek Tennent, NSW, Australia 2020
Ta-da. The moccasins arrived this morning just in time for my birthday tomorrow, and they fit perfectly. Thanks for all your help…it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Cyril Hutley, Cornwall, UK 2020
As anticipated I am very pleased with them & shall now enjoy the pleasure of wearing them. Also it was a very kind thought to include the “Dream Catcher,” we could certainly all do with some help to remove current bad dreams from our lives. So my thanks to you in helping me enjoy many happy memories of a wonderful holiday in the [Canadian] Rockies
Virginia Castro, Toronto, CA 2018
I received the moccasins and all I have to say is that they are very beautiful & well made. I love them & I’m sure my husband will love them too when he receives them. Also, thank you for the gift [dream catcher] & excellent customer service
Christa Bedwin, Nova Scotia, CA 2018
Thank you so much for the amazing shopping experience :) Not quite as fun as coming to the store… but amazing for online. My feet are so happy
Jan Bystrom, Alberta, CA 2018
Thanks again for your help & also to Mr. Klis – I have really enjoyed a pleasant interaction & wonderful service! A true class act in a time when those are rare!
Bobbie-Jo Ackerman, Ontario, CA 2018
I just wanted to let you know that I received my boots and they fit amazingl! I absolutely love them! I slipped my foot in them & I swear it is like a cloud inside! Thank you also for the dream catcher, it is an adorable bonus! Thanks again for your efforts to ensure they would fit perfectly!