Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff National Park

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The discovery of the thermal mineral springs of Cave and Basin National Historic Site in 1883 was a catalyst for establishing Canada's first national park. Today, you can no longer swim in the hot springs, but you can visit the historic site and view displays about the history of Canada's national parks. Admire the cave surrounded by scenic hiking trails and boasting indoor and outdoor natural pools filled with striking azure waters. Make Cave and Basin National Historic Site a centerpiece of your Banff National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Banff National Park trip planner.
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  • Availability of wheelchair enhanced mine and my husband's visit 100%. Able to observe all aspects of the displays - excellent viewing. Thank you very much. 
    Availability of wheelchair enhanced mine and my husband's visit 100%. Able to observe all aspects of the displays - excellent viewing. Thank you very much.  more »
  • Recently visited this location which is the birth place of Parks Canada. The cave itself is way smaller than I thought but still very cool to see. Staff members were professional and helpful. I... 
    Recently visited this location which is the birth place of Parks Canada. The cave itself is way smaller than I thought but still very cool to see. Staff members were professional and helpful. I...  more »
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  • Cave is closed because of Covid-19 and Basin is just okay.
  • With covid there's not much to see or do.

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