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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot springs” (163 reviews)
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311 Cave Ave | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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 days 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank ancastertravelle2016
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked several miles through snow we came across this attraction. It was free to enter and showed the thermal pools that once attracted visitors to early Banff. Also has a cafe.

Thank simonbill1
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, and especially that you walked to the site!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to visit the cave and basin when we're in Banff as it's got so much to see and learn about it's history as well as other parks in Canada. It's free with your park pass. Staff are friendly and helpful if you...More

Thank christiner754
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your amazing feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and undertook the free walking tour with our guide Rina. Rina's knowledge of this location was great. It is a great place to hear about the very first National Park in Canada and how it impacted on...More

Thank Rena131266
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We've passed along your feedback to Rina. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having a day off from skiing so decided to have a walk through Banff to here to spend a couple of hours. The boys enjoyed the cave and got to have a try at curling and the ice slide. We found the cost...More

Thank charliefarli
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting last winter. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Curling was so popular that we're going to bring it back to the pool deck again this winter. We hope you and your family enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this spot in the mountain. The cave was unique and all the history pictures and stories to read and see was very interesting, did not know how unique Canada actually is and was.

Thank josiecatfatty
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We sure are unique! Thanks so much for visiting and for your great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think its a must to see the cave and basin site when you visit Banff for the first time. You can easily spend a half hour to hour in there. Very interesting to see how the caves got discovered and also how they are...More

Thank Carly D
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a cave with a hot spring inside. There is an attached visitor center with a ton of information. Worth the stop.

1  Thank amarieslosser
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Lisarj17
17 July 2017|
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Response from alovelybunki | Reviewed this property |
You cannot get in the water. It is a museum.
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lm2jorg
13 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!!!
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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.
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