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Vendors › Banff › Art Galleries & Museums › Museums › Cave & Basin National Historic Site

Cave & Basin National Historic Site

311 Cave Ave 
Banff, Alberta

403-845-3524

pc.gc.ca/caveandbasin

Description provided by Editors

The place where three railway workers discovered thermal springs that led to the creation of Banff, Canada’s first national park, in 1885.

Interpretive media exhibits on the protected waters’ heritage; accessible tunnel to cave and thermal springs; emerald colour basin; and giant 4-screen HD video on Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Photo booth for selfies, theatre and kid’s Xplorer activity booklet. Internment Exhibit Building has detention of WWI ‘enemy aliens’ displays.

Open Oct 16 – May 14, Wed-Sun; $4 adults,under 17 free.

Ongoing special exhibits, call for info.

Map to Cave & Basin National Historic Site