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Cave and Basin National Historic Site
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$54.51*
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Ranked #13 of 85 things to do in Banff
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Loved it and its awesome.Loved the cave and Basin. It was soo cool cause of the history and loved when you leave your messages.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We soaked up the sun here one of the last times in the 1980's it was open to enter. Now its open - although just or viewing and proudly waving a British flag. This is a fascinating geological spot - easily accessible with a bit of a climb. The view of the mountains - breathtaking. Clean, well maintained - just watch your head in the low ceilings in the cave!

Thank karlowsj
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We enjoyed the mini-hike and the oppt to see where the National Park originated. Lots of information is provided in bit-sized pieces which increases enjoyment. The entrance fee ($4 for adults) is very reasonable given the value and enjoyment of the visit.

Thank normants
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is where the first springs that were found in thr region , and which has become the Banff national nature park. Now springs are not used even for bathing and there is also a small museum.

Thank MENDY S
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

my family and I used our 1-year Parks Canada pass to get in for free (not sure what regular price is)... you pay at the gift store beside the parking lot by the way. A short walk up the paved path brings you to the info/museum park of Cave and Basin site. Either go into the museum to learn about the history of Parks Canada and the cave and basin site, or follow the wood bridge trail to see the natural hot springs up the hill-side (warning, it stinks of rotten eggs, aka sulphur). there are panels to read along the trails which is nice. Entering the museum takes you into the Cave, which was cool (actually, it was pretty hot in there, but interesting to see). You can also go outside and see the Basin, where people used to swim, but now is off-limits to protect the rare snail species that lives there (they are small... the size of a unpopped popcorn kernel, so look closely). there was a staff member there to explain the Basin and show you the snails, which was lovely.

Cave and Basin takes about 30-60mins (depending if you stop to read all the plaques). Cameras are allowed.

Thank Amy C
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