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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely expected more from the cave, but I enjoyed it! The museum area was great and it was a nice place to walk around.

Thank Trinity G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave is interesting and the outdoor boardwalk along the forest is very pretty, however, the indoor exhibits are not worth the time.

Thank Mrs T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cave and Basin was first discovered more than 100 years ago by explorers but had been used by the indigenous people for many centuries prior to that. There is an excellent display giving the history of the Cave and Basin, artwork, and in the...More

Thank peonygarden
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 3 hours here between the galleries, the av presentations and the trails. Well worth a visit even if you don't stay as long!

Thank Prairiepov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth dropping by if you have the time, but is is only a very short visit. If you have an annual parks pass it is free.There is also a short boardwalk trail.

Thank Festie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short drive from Banff with lot,s of parking and inexpensive admission. Lot,s of displays to read about this historical place. The warm waters must have given the early settlers healing sensations. You can walk around the patio outside the museum and take in the surrounding...More

Thank phillip c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful grotto with a brilliant blue pool. It doesn't take much time to see the pool but it can get crowded quickly as the area is very small. If you want to take photos you should get there when they open at...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The admission to the Cave and Basin complex is very cheap, and you get some very interesting access to the cave and hot pool that started it all. The admission gets you to a great history display about the parks as well, and even a...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a side trip to see the hot springs at Cave and Basin in September '18. It was enjoyable to see the same area the early settlers came to soak in the "healing waters".

Thank Gregg W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is close to Banff town and just about a 10 min drive. There is enough parking. There is an entry fee but tickets are moderately priced. Not much to see apart from the basin which is disappointing and the museum. We could finish in...More

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July 17, 2017|
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Response from alovelybunki | Reviewed this property |
You cannot get in the water. It is a museum.
June 13, 2017|
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Response from D M | Reviewed this property |
Not only is there no age restriction, bt the sulphur smell will give you fart jokes for days!!!
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Silvia K | Reviewed this property |
Not more than an hour for the site/museum itself, even with two elders and two kids.