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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1566
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Ranked #19 of 70 things to do in Banff
Type: Historic sites, Hot springs & geysers, Specialty museums, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Hot springs & geysers, Specialty museums, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

First of all, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site is a very interesting place to visit but your trip will be enhanced if you inform yourself beforehand. The entrance fee of around $7 is free if you have a Parks pass, which can be obtained if you hire a car. A party of 7 can enter free of charge.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Newly multiple millions renovation completed. A historical site. If you are annual park holder, you can get in free and enjoy the free guided tour. Check the opening hour before you go. Do not miss the short trails around the site. The scenery is also breath taking.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I enjoyed being here. I have learnt many things. I also was there during the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag, so we had the chance to see few special events. The cave is awesome and very tempting for a swim that we could not do. The walk in the trails is very interesting and the it is good to... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This tells the story of the old cave thermal pool. It is an interesting site and well laid out. Lots of boards to read but a guide was available if needed. Not many places to sit and rest and no coffee shop. It had snowed so not able to sit outside.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

so much stuff to see and do it,s a nice walk from town thru forest where we were right beside large elk

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Canmore, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We took my parents there during the Christmas holidays. We are from the area and have never been there. We are glad they re opened the cave and basins. Very interesting and educational history on the National Park. Extremely reasonable admission price for the Banff area. The cave and basin was beautiful and was worth going to see. It was... More 

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alberta,canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Neat to visit a bit of our history with the kids. Very reasonable price to get in. This place is stroller friendly which is great to not have to pack little ones in your arms. My 7 year old loved the outdoor area where the pool used to be, we visited in Jan. and they had a mini ice castle... More 

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Wellesley Island
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fun and reasonably priced attraction for the whole family. Great interpretation of local history. Interactive exhibits that will engage all ages.

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Red Deer, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited in the summer, we enjoyed the walk on the grounds. Lots to see. The cave it's self is just amazing.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's a very cool place to learn about the early days of Banff National Park and the snowshoeing was lots of fun.

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