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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Opens in 19 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed learning about the history of the site. The museum was small but interesting. My daughter (7 yo) loved the park ranger led craft activity. My son (8 yo) really enjoyed doing the junior ranger book, especially when he got to talk to one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cave basin is a wonderful place for you to spend time exploring and learning.The exhibits are interesting.There is aCave and Sulphur Pond.There are audio visual presentations.A Nice experience

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make a stop here! The history is very interesting. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. It’s the place that started the Banff national park system. There is a set of Canada red chairs here (look them up). Tebet also...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cave basin has a sulphur pool and a sulphur cave as well as multiple walkways around the property. A very interesting and inexpensive place to visit if you can handle the sulphur smells.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 248henryb
Reviewed 1 week ago

less crowded than other tourist spots but very nice place to visit and learn about the early history & geology, etc. There are guided tours or you can browse the area yourself. Minimal entrance fee can be purchased at the gift shop or at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the birthplace of Canada's national parks, we could not miss this site. A bit disappointed as there's just one very small cave (we've been to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, US) but it was interesting and there were many educational exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tabbers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place with such an amazing story. Everyone must come and check out this gem when in the area! It was walking distance from where we were staying, even when it was raining it was beautiful!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SeanScott76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lot more there than we were expecting with a good exhibition . A good well marked trail also.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank muncher2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting this to be bigger but what they have there is still neat. There is one cave and then some outdoor paths to see some of the other natural hot springs. You also have a good view of the valley from the top...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Erica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this very interesting for both its history in the Canada's parks system and the fascinating natural springs emanating from the mountain. It provides a good insight into the history of the sight and allows you to trace the waters back to where they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Linda U
May 14, 2019|
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
It looked accessible
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 X6569TIdm | Reviewed this property |
Not only is there no age restriction, bt the sulphur smell will give you fart jokes for days!!!