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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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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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How come there is a British flag?

The view from the site is very beautiful. It was a bit windy and cold on the day that we were there in mid-April.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The view from the site is very beautiful. It was a bit windy and cold on the day that we were there in mid-April.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area take an hour to visit. The cave and natural hot spring within it is the whole reason why Banff exists. You can no longer swim in the pool but you can at the upper hot spring further up the mountain. Entry is free if your have purchased a Parks Canada Discovery Pass to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Really nice place. I found the entrance ticket was more than affordable and the place is fun and educational . I was there with my teen kids and we had a good time. The cave was great and a pretty cool experience !!

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Cochrane, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the birthplace of the Canadian national parks. And it is interesting and well laid out, just not very big and it doesn't take very long. We actually enjoyed walking the outside trails and such a lot more and they are free. If you have a discovery pass or are a huge history buff, then I recommend paying the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Whatever you do, ensure you visit long before closing! Beware of the clock watching older gentleman who is clearly a local and perhaps should consider a position that doesn't require him to deal with the public. Despite paying full price, we were disappointed that several kiosks (postcard and photo) were shut down with 10 minutes to go before closing. Because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a good place to visit. The cave is open to visitors and is quite interesting. Located just outside Banff you can reach it by bus or private car

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having been to Banff many times, we were interested in finding something "new" to do. After visiting the Bow Falls and Minnewanka loop to throw rocks in what our 4 year old son referred to as the "Many Wonkas" [no chocolate factory here, hehehe...], we ventured up to the Cave and Basin. Finding directions before we reached the town site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came for a project, didn't find what I wanted but found some cool facts about the creatures, who was their first and more. Instead of just exhibits and boring museum stuff, you see a real cave with the water which was so cool and amazing! After that their was a cool game that some kids were playing but its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Having been to the top of Sulphur mountain I did not know why it was thus named and found out at the bottom of the mountain. The Banff springs arise from water seeping from the top, down through the mountain where the water leeches minerals from the rock, heats up and then exits the mountain as hot, smelly water. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cave and Basin is quite a small attraction. A bit out of the way. The snails (which are only found here) are quite cool. The cave itself is quite small and no you can not swim here! Having said that, the additional information is very interesting and worth the read to learn more about the history of the springs. There... More 

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