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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

311 Cave Avenue | Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta | Official website
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Type: Natural Wonders, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.5)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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This is a popular attraction among nature lovers and history buffs alike. Experts refer to this site as the birthplace of Banff National Park and the natural hot springs have lured travelers in search of solace for years. Although the original springs are no longer open to the public (the Banff Upper Hot Springs are the new hotspot for comfort-seekers), the Cave and Basin National Historic Site does feature interactive displays educating visitors on local wildlife and the history behind the park's establishment.

Sitting a mile west of Banff Town, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site's hours of operation vary depending on the season (a detailed schedule is available at the Parks Canada website). Admission is about C$4 per person.

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