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“opening soon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-762-1566
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“opening soon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

they are rebuilding the springs as a visitors centre without bathing to be opened soon very natural location overlooking a lake-nice for a easy walk from town centre

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“Informative and Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Cave and Basin site had just reopened May17 and we decided to take advantage. A very interesting and moving experience. Designed to educate and inform this site does that and more. Most enjoyable

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“New and Good Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We went on the second day since it was opened. It was rainy, but we had a great tour. The information was very good, the new centre was interesting and the displays were excellent. Worth the visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Job!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The renovated Cave and Basin is excellent. There is now an interpretive center dedicated to mostly Ukrainian slave labor that was interned in Banff and Castle Mountain from 1914-1920. Good to see that the forced contribution of a few is being remembered and honored in the park. Official unveiling is on June 20 at 2pm MST. Public is welcome.

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“view from above?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

You can pay to visit this site and see the original cave pool as well as various displays, some of which are media-driven. However, in today's information age, you can learn much of this information on the Internet. There is a nice (and free) boardwalk (with numerous stairs leading up the side of the mountain) which takes you up to some hot springs/snail sights and provides views of the exterior pool, set up as it was in the early years; there are many interpretive signs which help explain the history. If you wish to save some money just do the walk; it starts to the left of the stairs leading to the Cave & Basin NHS.

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