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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1566
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Interesting historic stop with easy hikes

Was pleasantly surprised at number of easy hikes/boardwalks leading out from the museum, the easy accessibility of the cave, the interactive displays of early campsites, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on the Guided tour of the Cave and Baisn The guide really made it a lot of fun, lots of history about the place The historical reenactment was very well done We learned a lot about the early days of the Park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a spot that is really interesting to see. It's part of the history of the development of Banff and is well done.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited here while on the 'Banff Experience'. Our visit was unfortunately rushed and we didnt have enough time before closing to see some of the features-The information room and the gallery.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The cave was neat and visitor center educational but I don't think it was worth the modest fee. The trails were interesting and the pool was neat to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took our 5 kids and loved it. Was only 10$ for all of us to go and was about an hour of entertainment. Quite a few things to do. The cave was very cool. Totally worth checking out before you leave Banff

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cambridge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

very cheap entrance fee but not much to see. Just an inside & outside pond and a video. Was not expensive tho so ok to do if you are passing.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Having been here as a child when the pool was open to the public it was a bit disappointing to see it covered over due to a lack of funds to fully complete the restoration. Seeing the place of the origin of the water was very interesting.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice little cave with a few educational posters (and some seriously sulphurous smells) ... Inexpensive and worth a visit if you have 30 minutes to kill, but don't plan your day around it.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised at number of easy hikes/boardwalks leading out from the museum, the easy accessibility of the cave, the interactive displays of early campsites, and the nice souvenir shop. A nice way to spend a couple hours, free if you have a National Parks Pass for the year (remember to take it with you from the car)

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The boardwalk trails provided interesting information on the hot springs and the history of the parks/hot springs. You can smell the lovely sulphur in the air on the trails. I would recommend the guided tour (30-40 minutes). Our tour guide, Jade, was great! She was very informative and friendly and made the our tour fun and interesting! I would also... More 

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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1566
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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