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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Nice site, best in summer time

I brought my young daughter here, and she loved the cave pool, as well as looking for the tiny Banff Springs snails in the basin pool. I think it is worth a visit, especially... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie G
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Cave and Basin in late March. We took advantage of the Canada 150 free access. The cave was beautiful and it was very neat to see the natural hot spring in the cave and outside the cave in the basin. The other hot springs that we visited in Banff are just swimming pools filled with the spring... More 

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Thank Erin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is in the town area a popular site for tourist. Before you go there make sure you first go to the Banff Information Center and ask if it is opened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic history of how evolved and found. Sulphur smell and cave like setting. Fantastic job at closing in pool and making open area for banquets, weddings, etc.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another National Historic Site I visited, taking advantage of the free entry to all National Historic Sites in 2017, on the occasion of 150 years of Canada. I strongly recommend the Discovery Tour, about 45 min, which takes you through the key spots of the site, and the knowledgeable engaging guide explains the history of the place. After taking the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cave, historic springs facilities, and the boardwalk trail were a lot more interesting than I imagined. We spent a couple hours exploring. Don't miss the movie upstairs on the history. It's well done. The big screen National Park movie is hard to see in the main hall. Well worth walking up to the spring above the cave. It was... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was so amazing went there twice. This was the first Federal Park site in all of Canada. Lots of history, excellent knowledgeable staff.

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was neat to read on the history of the Cave and Basin. We went while it was free for the 150 year celebration. I don't think I would pay to see this otherwise.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my young daughter here, and she loved the cave pool, as well as looking for the tiny Banff Springs snails in the basin pool. I think it is worth a visit, especially with children. I visited the first time when I was a child myself. However, we visited in the winter this time, and I prefer the site... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was boring and the cave/ basin was tiny and not worth the trip. Not worth the cost for entrance. Save your money do something else.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. Our site entry is actually free for all of 2017 to celebrate Canada 150. The Cave itself is small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in historical significance! This is Canada's first protected space and the birthplace of our entire National Park system. In addition to the cave, we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year for the 150th anniversary of Canada one has free access to some of the Park sites. This is one of the free sites.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review and for visiting! All of the Parks-operated National Historic Sites are free in 2017. However, you still need to pay for some things like camping or access to soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs. More 

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