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Address: Cave Ave. | west of downtown Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Good only if you are a History Buff

This is a good place if you want to know about history of Banff. There is a natural hot spring here, but not open for visitors any more. One can only see it from outside. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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London Ontario
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing exciting but you get to see the original hot spring as viewed by the pioneers. The park has done a great job in preserving the past. It's like stepping through a time portal, we'll preserved in it's natural splendor. Lots of signage advising you not to dip your hands in the water because it can disrupt the ecosystem. Unfortunately,... More 

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here a couple times, lots to see and lots of walking if you take an hour go through everything. Since the renovations in 2013 there is a lot here now, the cave itself, indoor exhibits, outdoor exhibits, and the walkways in the woods above the facility. Well worth the visit for a little Bannf history you probably didn't know... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical site in Banff is very picturesque in winter. We've been here before in the summers walking the trails and always enjoyed it. But, this time it was much more interesting to see with the snow on the mountains and on the trees next to the hot spring. It was magical outside even though the temperature was at -27... More 

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Banff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great presentation, fun and informative, an excellent way to learn about Banff. The cave is unique. The whole visit does not take too long, probably between 1 and 2 hours you can see everything. Then go for a walk and don't miss the display about the war prisoners. For Canadians and non-Canadians, a bit of history that is rarely told.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place if you want to know about history of Banff. There is a natural hot spring here, but not open for visitors any more. One can only see it from outside. Lots of good insights about Banff history. But again its good only for those who are interested to know about it, else can be skipped.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit and checking our historic site. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and learned about the history of Banff. Enjoy the rest of your vacation! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was good to learn the history and the tv screens were massive. The cave was unique and the sulfar was very strong. Great price. Nice to visit but small and not as big as I'd hoped done in under 30mins.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and your feedback. The storyhall (where the massive screens are located) is the original building (built in 1914) where the old changing rooms for the pool. I'm sorry you didn't find the historic site to be as large as you expected. What we lack in size, we make up for in historic significance! We do... More 

Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed the history aspect of this site. We tried to imagine what it must have been like to get lowered into the hot spring by rope - before the pool and the tunnel. I wish the pool was still operating.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

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

Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hiked the "free" portion of the trail with my son. Beautiful scenery and the history behind the site is very interesting. Planning on going into the "admission" required portion next time.

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Make sure to come back in 2017 as there will be no admission charges as part of Canada's 150th Birthday celebrations. More 

Perthshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited here a couple months ago on our way to do the Sundance trail. Found it very informative and appropriately priced, definitely a place to visit if you want to learn more about the history of Banff. The cave is also very interesting to walk in and look at, just be aware of the strong smell of Sulphur. Also make... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Cave! More 

Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We arrived very late and had no time to investigate inside the museum and little time to see the (admittedly very small) cave. However, the cave, the formation of it and even the smell, as well as the accompanying information are interesting (just don't expect a huge or showy attraction). Outside there are some (limited) interpretive displays -- there may... More 

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Glad to hear you enjoyed the views and the boardwalks! More 

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