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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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Good lesson in history

It was a nice distraction from the large Mountainous ranges to close the day at a low key cave with a small sulphur spring . It also has a small museum about the history of BANFF... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found the walk above the site where you could see the hot water to be pretty and a nice walk but the actual site was expensive and full of tourists. I remember going there as a kid when you could still swim in the pools and that was a great memory. Just walking around the old site and reading the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nominal fee gives you a glimpse of the REAL hotsprings that got Banff going as a destination and boy do they smell bad! Cool to see and learn about but definitely stinky (naturally!). Good activity for an hour or so and fairly quiet area.

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Thank Stakk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice distraction from the large Mountainous ranges to close the day at a low key cave with a small sulphur spring . It also has a small museum about the history of BANFF which is quite interesting . The highlight is the board walk to the river bank . It is a more relaxing retreat after a... More 

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Thank Sai Tax A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good historic site with vey nice museum. I love the awesome view as well. The only thing that is not good is the smell . But overall worth the visit.!!

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Thank Tin2123sk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to learn about the origin of the national parks, but main interest is a visit at the original source. Strange that the historical swimming pool was removed.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This location showcase the cave, and the basin if you are smell sensitive please stay off the cave it smell really bad. The hallway has three large projectors screen showing the historic fact of the site.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the start of it all...banff became a tourist centre because of these hotsprings. A little lacking in more thing to look at besides the springs au natural.

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Norman, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an nicely done historical site with a decent museum. The highlight though is a visit to the hot spring cave and the boardwalk through the hot springs and Basin out back. The signs along the way give a good explanation of the site. The smells are sulfurous, as expected, but the life forms growing in the hot springs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did this after visiting the gondola. It wasn't crowded at all, but there was still a small charge to get in. Nice little gift shop, but as usual lots of Made in China things for sale. We were only able to see one cave. It was nice but small . The smell of sulphur is really strong here, so... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an interesting place to visit and explore. I had hoped to take the longer several hour hike out of the site and explore further, but the gift shop had run out of bear spray and I was not about to go out on my own without it during bear season. If I'd waited until after lunch, the trails... More 

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