Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Where are we going today?

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.

I'm hungry

Cafe and restrooms provided.

Healthy Eating Options

Picnic area provided outside.

Can i have one of those

Gift and souvenir shop available.

Are we there yet?

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.

I need a little extra help

Most of the site, including the Cave, is wheelchair accessible.

Any Top Tips?

The tour is free with your site admission.

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Please call Cave and Basin National Historic Site before you set on your journey, to make sure it is open - we try our best to keep information on the website up to date, but it is always worth checking before you leave.

Also it may be worth clicking the link for Cave and Basin National Historic Site website, so see if there are any special events or seasonal things to do that may be going on throughout the day.
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Banff National Park
Banff AB T1L 1K2

Telephone: 403 762 1566
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Adult: $3.90

Child: $1.90

Family: $9.80


Gates open: Tour is offered daily at 11am and 2:30pm from May to September.

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