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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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stinky but fascinating!!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed showing the kids the original cave that was discovered and was the beginning of the Banff Hot Springs

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Canadian I was fascinated to learn about this spot and its history as the first national park. It's $4 to get in or free with an annual park pass - you won't get a ticket if you park in their lot and bring your hang tag up to the building - and you can move freely through various... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a quick trip to the historic site... there is a cave that you can go into and walk along a few boardwalk trails, both of which allows you to smell the strong sulphur smell that comes from the water feeding the hot springs. There is also a history of how the Canadian national parks began and evolved, which... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is where the city of Banff started. Nicely done and the cave is worth the trip. Cost very reasonable at around $4 for seniors. If you do not want to walk you can get a taxi during week days and a free shuttle from town over weekends. Marshland walk worth the time.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our kids (3 and 5) really enjoyed the cave. It was a very quick walk in and the cave itself is pretty small. We went in once and it was super crowded so we didn't stay inside long. Right before we left we decided to go in the cave one more time and there were only a couple people inside.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cave and Basin is a required stop for a first time visitor. The visit can be done quite quickly if you aren't interested in the museum-y story boards.

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