The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Park system, which began here in 1885.
The growth and development of Canada's national parks are celebrated in interactive displays and exhibits which are viewed with intepretation as part of the excellent guided tour. The tour also allows visitors to gets hands on with naturally occurring, warm mineral springs and other fetaures like the boardwalk marsh stroll.
The tour is about 45 minutes long and goes at a gentle pace, and covers inside and outside territory, with further outdoor exploration available with a series of waymarked trails of varying length, allowing you to cater it to your group.
Cafe and restrooms provided.
Picnic area provided outside.
Gift and souvenir shop available.
Banff National Park is located in the province of Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is situated 128 km (80 miles) west of Calgary, 401 km (250 miles) southwest of Edmonton and 850 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver.
Most of the site, including the Cave, is wheelchair accessible.
The tour is free with your site admission.