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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 good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot springs” (166 reviews)
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311 Cave Ave | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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 3 weeks 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 4 November 2017 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 October 2017

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 3 weeks 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 24 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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

Reviewed 22 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

Thanks so much! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of information packed into the building and surrounding site. You can actually go into the cave , which is what the pictures are, where a Banff employee will give u information. There are exhibits and an outdoor walking area to do...More

1  Thank Belinda S
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much for your review and for sharing your awesome pictures!

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Nice to go back in the past and see pictures of the cave and basin in the beginning and learn about the history. Area smells of sulphur but is not too bad.

1  Thank Cantal
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We found the whole site very interesting. It is not just about the actual cave but everything else on site. We spent ages reading all the fact boards and watching the video presentation which we found very emotional. You can dip your hand in a...More

2  Thank cossyann
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much for your incredible review. We're so 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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