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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

311 Cave Ave | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1566
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311 Cave Ave | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1566
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful Cave and Basin, we visited in Canada's 150 year so gained free entry which was great. The cave and basin was beautiful, there was some nice history and information displayed nearby

Thank emzmac
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loads of parking although just a short walk from the town center. Plenty of interesting displays and the staff were very helpful. Cave stinks to high heaven but is worth going to look at.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this way back in 1969 and returned again this year. The memories it awoke were fantastic. Its truly a magical place to explore.

Thank touchup2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in the area definitely check out the cave and spring. No cost. You choose your pace. The upper decks offer beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. Wanted to touch the water so bad but all signs say not too!

Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I appreciate the miracles and wonders that our good earth provides, this was somewhat anticlimactic. If you've never experienced natural/geothermal springs then it's worth the very brief visit required. Watch your head, the ceiling is low.

Thank Kiderly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cave & Basin is amazing! The cave is beautiful, and the basin has gorgeous views. There are exhibits and films inside. The trail is closed in winter.

Thank Raina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum and it is free! Plan to spend a few hours there and explore the cave and natural hot springs.

Thank Caifornia_Trekker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up at the end of the day and the staff were incredibly polite and informative, taking extra time to share some knowledge and answer questions, a great visit.

Thank Joel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave and basin has been apart of Banff forever. If you are a visitor to Canada it is a must see. It is a great family place and the kids will love it.

Thank Joe C
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your excellent feedback. We're glad to hear the kids enjoyed their visit. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stopped here one afternoon, not really sure what was there but was well worth the stop. This was the original location where the sulpher springs were and they have many pictures of what it looked like back in the day. Looked like it was very...More

1  Thank ancastertravelle2016
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed it and appreciated the beauty of the natural spring waters. We hope to see you again soon!

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18 July 2017|
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Response from alovelybunki | Reviewed this property |
You cannot get in the water. It is a museum.
14 June 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!!!
Annette L
8 May 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.