Especially as it's one of the few things you can do that isn't going to cost you anything Very informative to learn how the national parks all started and how the growth of Banff is linked to this cave. Very well done in showing how...More
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Did not find this place very inspiring or interesting. My wife was even less enchanted!!! None of my companions on our tour seemed excited either.
Great natural setting of the original cave, KEEP your HANDS out of the water please, little critters live in there. the old pool is filled in, but the architecture is still there, and wonderful to see for the first time or as a memory. Great...More
Learned a lot about the history of Banff here. More than just the Cave and Basin. Banff and area as a whole. No cost to explore this and quite enjoyable. I'd go back again just in case I missed anything, 'cause there's lots there. I...More
Although not a mass of things to do here, it's history, position, and informative displays are worth putting in the itinerary whilst in Banff.. Admission was free this year due to '150' celebrations,
We visited early in the morning before the crowds got there, it was peaceful and relaxing looking at all the exhibits and getting a feel for how our pioneers enjoyed their free time.
Cave and Basin Nat'l Historic Site is the site of the first Canadian National Park so that's pretty neat. It was the original hot springs in the Banff Nat'l Park before being closed down a few decades back and the Upper Hot Springs built in...More
We enjoyed our hike around the marsh by the river. It was peaceful and had beautiful views of the mountains and water. What detracted from our experience was recent rain that made the trail very muddy. The other problem was the several groups of horses...More
This was a seemingly small historic site with interesting facts about the springs, yet we were there about an hour. We walked along the boardwalk through the area where the springs bubble up and head down to the basin. Lots of interesting facts about the...More
Parks Canada has done an excellent job here of preserving the history and integrity of the finding and significance of the Hot Springs in Banff. We were quite pleased to visit this attraction as it has a significant number of interpretive plaques and especially the...More