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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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It has a narrow and icy road to drive you in the parking lots. Not a lot of walk inside this site, but a long way to walk up from parking lot to this site. Cave and Basin... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Oakville, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been before and were pleased with this historic experience. Great visuals and videos. and some staff in period clothing. We are hoping to come back to do the hike up top!

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Thank KarenKitchener
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting for your first time! Come back and enjoy the boardwalks and hikes in the area. If you like staff in historic clothing, there will be even more on the pool deck this summer as part of our seasonal exhibit. More 

Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has a narrow and icy road to drive you in the parking lots. Not a lot of walk inside this site, but a long way to walk up from parking lot to this site. Cave and Basin National Historic Site is small, but well maintain. Staffs are helpful infront of gift shop and next to the outside hot spring.... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting - we had a lot of cold weather this winter and the road was quite icy (that's March in the mountains) but is clear now. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Cave and Basin in late March. We took advantage of the Canada 150 free access. The cave was beautiful and it was very neat to see the natural hot spring in the cave and outside the cave in the basin. The other hot springs that we visited in Banff are just swimming pools filled with the spring... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and taking advantage of free entry for Canada 150. Hope your friend liked the post card you sent. Sorry about the smell - our staff like to say that 'sometimes history stinks!' More 

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is in the town area a popular site for tourist. Before you go there make sure you first go to the Banff Information Center and ask if it is opened.

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Hazenmore
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fantastic history of how evolved and found. Sulphur smell and cave like setting. Fantastic job at closing in pool and making open area for banquets, weddings, etc.

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Thank Elmer E
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. The historic pool deck is also going to be the site of our new exhibit this summer...you'll have to come back and check it out! More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another National Historic Site I visited, taking advantage of the free entry to all National Historic Sites in 2017, on the occasion of 150 years of Canada. I strongly recommend the Discovery Tour, about 45 min, which takes you through the key spots of the site, and the knowledgeable engaging guide explains the history of the place. After taking the... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the tour. The Discovery Tour really is the best way to get familiar with the site and learn from our staff. I'll pass on your shout out to the team. Thanks for visiting and hope you take advantage of free entry at other NHS this summer. More 

CA
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The cave, historic springs facilities, and the boardwalk trail were a lot more interesting than I imagined. We spent a couple hours exploring. Don't miss the movie upstairs on the history. It's well done. The big screen National Park movie is hard to see in the main hall. Well worth walking up to the spring above the cave. It was... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We love the scenery and boardwalks when everything is covered in snow. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff! More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was so amazing went there twice. This was the first Federal Park site in all of Canada. Lots of history, excellent knowledgeable staff.

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Thank full_instructor
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting (twice!). We'll pass on the great feedback to our staff. More 

Drayton Valley, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It was neat to read on the history of the Cave and Basin. We went while it was free for the 150 year celebration. I don't think I would pay to see this otherwise.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you were able to come check it out this year. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I brought my young daughter here, and she loved the cave pool, as well as looking for the tiny Banff Springs snails in the basin pool. I think it is worth a visit, especially with children. I visited the first time when I was a child myself. However, we visited in the winter this time, and I prefer the site... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Glad to hear you (and your daughter) enjoyed the visit. More 

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