Cave And Basin National Historic Site

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  • Address: 311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1403-7621566
  • Ticket Price: 4 CAD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hot Spring, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Natural History Museums

Not only is the Cave and Basic site a natural phenomenon in itself, it’s also a vital part of the country’s history. It was here, right amidst these hot springs that the National Parks System of Canada was born, in 1885. After three railway workers discovered this cave and its commercial potential, the government decided to intervene and declared it a historic site, making it both open to public and preservation.

Today, you can see the very same cave the three workers did, although you can’t swim here anymore. The site has been transformed into a museum which displays restored buildings, an outdoor hot springs bath and pool and interactive displays on the National Parks of Canada make for a great visit.

  • For children, a reduced ticket of CAD $ 1.90 is available.

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  • Cave And Basin National Historic Site Address: 311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Cave And Basin National Historic Site Contact Number: +1403-7621566
  • Cave And Basin National Historic Site Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Cave And Basin National Historic Site Price: 4 CAD
  • Best time to visit Cave And Basin National Historic Site(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cave And Basin National Historic Site: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 78.19% of people who visit Banff include Cave And Basin National Historic Site in their plan

  • 70.18% of people start their Cave And Basin National Historic Site visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cave And Basin National Historic Site

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

92.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cave And Basin National Historic Site

People normally club together Banff Visitor Information Centre and Whyte Museum Of The Canadian Rockies while planning their visit to Cave And Basin National Historic Site.

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  • This is a typical 'sanitized' National Park venue - good access, parking and can handle lots of visitors. There are some excellent easy interpretive paths, and easy hikes adjacent to it along the river. The hot springs themselves have essentially been closed off except for the interpretive trails around the streams to be protected from visitors, which limits the experience (but is completely necessary).

  • Beautiful and so soothing to listen to!! I only wish we could touch the water! Tip: If you follow the short walking trail across from the entrance, you can touch the water by the bridge, after it comes out of the basin. Without getting in trouble..! LolđŸ’©

  • Amazing historic site with fascinating history and background. Well presented information and with great interactive displays. Beautiful setting and great customer service - very child-friendly with a ‘treasure-hunt’ resulting in some great rewards and keep-sakes, totally free. Well worth a visit.

  • First time visit and really enjoyed it. More of a space for adults but enough interactive items to keep the kids interested for a little while. The cave is well worth the visit, despite the sulphur smell! The basin is interesting and historic but not mind blowing. Enjoyed learning what I could while being rushed around by two small kids who thought snails were cool but overall not that exciting! Worth a visit once. If you have an annual park pass, entry is free.

  • Cool little cave with a natural hot spring in it. It was smaller than I expected and you are in and out of the cave in a matter of two to five minutes. But you do get to take a little self guided tour around the place which was interest and the view was beautiful! There is a little museum inside as well, I would recommend staying to watch the video because it is put together really well.

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