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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-1566
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Initially I planned to take the family here on our trip because I thought it would be a great historical experience. It ended being a very hot day and we had to park so far away... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MombyDesign
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Airdrie, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting maybe more. It was disappointing to see the cave was the size of our kitchen and living room! Little walk outside but could have gone without!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I planned to take the family here on our trip because I thought it would be a great historical experience. It ended being a very hot day and we had to park so far away because it was very busy. The walk up to the entrance was all uphill (not a big deal but again it was very hot).... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool history and springs...that you aren't allowed to touch. Maybe they should close earlier in the fall because they were not prepared for the overnight snow with our group coming in. Apparently we hadn't paid for the inside tour as well as the outside, so they pushed us out. No other guests/tourists waiting before 11 am opening, and no... More 

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just recently visited the Cave and Basin for the first time this summer, I'm always delighted with the changes being made. I find that for the price of admission the Cave and Basin is a great value, the cave is beautiful and the entire experience is educational and fun!

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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to learn of the discovery of the original hot springs and their preservation, which went on to become Canada's first National Park. The site has enough to occupy one for several hours if you read all the signage, watch the video, visit the cave, climb up to the top of the old bathhouse building to enjoy the... More 

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Trochu, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hiking experience to see the historic site and to see the sulphur springs high above the valley.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my visit to Cave & Basin! I'm really not a fan of caves, but I enjoyed the one here, probably because it could be argued that it wasn't a "real" cave thanks to the skylight. Then I wandered into the Story Hall where I must have spent at least an hour watching the video and checking out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the marsh loop and found ourselves at the Cave & Basin WW1 exhibit. We had no idea that there were internment camps in Banff and the interesting history behind them. Not only is Banff a beautiful tourist destination, there is a lot of rich history there! A must see.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good interpretive center. Did you know your Parks Pass allows you to visit for free?? Good film and If you have time, take your photo at one of the free photo stations and email to your family and friends.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this visit to this unexpected site. We knew nothing of it but came across it after our loop walk. We found the cave and Spring really interesting. We learnt about the springs and original baths, walked up to where the spring originated and were interested in the information about the endangered snail. A surprising gem.

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