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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-1566
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“hot springs” (165 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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"snails"
in 102 reviews
"hot springs"
in 165 reviews
"canada's national parks"
in 32 reviews
"rotten eggs"
in 17 reviews
"internment camps"
in 14 reviews
"discovery pass"
in 23 reviews
"parks pass"
in 23 reviews
"free entry"
in 12 reviews
"sulphur smell"
in 16 reviews
"canadian history"
in 13 reviews
"interesting history"
in 27 reviews
"interesting place"
in 16 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"guided tour"
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"rainy day"
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"swimming pool"
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is full of interesting history and worth seeing. It is just a short drive outside of Banff. Like most caves or hot springs there is going to be some smell. But take the tour and enjoy the beauty.

Thank Dacen K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was the start of our National Parks. Otherwise would be somewhat underwhelming. Small cave but pretty and the area is nice. Worth a quick visit. As Charlize Theron once’s said: “Shall we Spelunking!?”

Thank Jotravy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this site and the Visitors Center but we didn't take the tour. We did climb to the roof and admired the view over the valley. However, apart from the views there didn't seem to be very much here. Apparently it tells the story...More

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on the other reviews, I was expecting the smell to be much worse. It wasn't too bad though, just smelled like boiled eggs. The exhibits were interesting, it was nice to learn some of the area history. Don't expect to be able to spot...More

Thank GreenBayFamily
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely Walk to the cave from Banff town centre but you can also catch a bus. Interesting to see the hot spring although e smell of sulphur is strong.

Thank Viv B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cheap entrance fee..excellent guided tour ..45 mins with guides play acting a variety of roles..good films show and cave spectacular. Best visit so far

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Among all scenic places is Banff you should stay away of this place and enjoy your time on the lakes. Worthless !

Thank Guilherme T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating and pretty site to see (if a little smelly!) but we really didn’t learn much as most of the information is in texts dotted about - there was too much written down when it’d be easier to listen. Worth a visit though!

Thank katiemox
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find the site in Banff itself so we chose it as a small stop on the way to Lake Louise. The cave was slightly ''smaller'' experience than expected but I liked it. The cave itself is very small and it is terrible but...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stop was pretty disappointing. But I guess Ive been spoiled by places like Penns Cave in the states. The cave section is very small and nothing much to see. Rest of the complex has some interesting history, but not much so would be a...More

Thank B5242VHkennethc
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Lisarj17
18 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
14 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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