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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Cave Ave, Banff, Alberta
http://www.banff.ca/index.aspx?NID=659
Du 1er janvier au 14 mai (du mercredi au dimanche), de 11 h à 17 h Du 15 mai au 15 octobre (tous les jours), de 9 h à 17 h Du 16 octobre au 31 décembre (du mercredi au dimanche), de 11 h à 17 h Le 25 décembre : fermé pour Noël. January 1 to May 14 (Wednesday to Sunday): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 to October 15 (open daily): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 16 to December 31 (Wednesday to Sunday): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 25: Closed for Christmas

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. Naturally occurring, warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald coloured basin.

Photo Credit: Photograph by Armando Davalos, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Text Credit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/caveandbasin/index.aspx

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  • Cave and Basin
    guestBook Guestbook/ katherinelebla/ Sep 4, 2017

    I love it so much I want to go back and bring my whole family!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Katedotty/ Aug 31, 2017
  • It smells, but is REALLY cool
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Jul 8, 2017

    I loved Cave and Basin! Amy (guide) was super knowledgeable and told us all about the natural history of the site, as well as some of the current ecological studies that are ongoing on this property. Believe it or not, someone is sent out on a regular basis to get to know the trees and check what has fallen over/been damaged!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Bladesonice/ Mar 1, 2016
  • Vacationed here!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Cassy1563/ Mar 31, 2015

    This was the coolest thing I have ever seen! And the story of how it was discovered was incredible!!! Would love to go here again!!

  • Cave and Basin: A Source of Inspiration
    guestBook Guestbook/ SamanthaGrace/ Jan 20, 2015 Cave and Basin: A Source of Inspiration

    Pause. Take a breath and feel the mountain air rush through your lungs. Shake off the city, shake off all the daily stress. Look. Allow yourself to melt in to the beauty around you, to feel like a pebble next to the mountains, to feel as calm and free-flowing as the river. Feel as tall as the spruce tress, let yourself belong next to the bald eagles that soar around you. Experience the Cave and Basin Historical Site in all its wonder, beauty, and awe.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Alice/ Mar 23, 2014
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Canada's first national park was established around the Cave and Basin thermal springs. What is the name of this park?

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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Canada's first national park was established around the Cave and Basin thermal springs. What is the name of this park?

Banff Jasper Waterton Lakes Elk Island
NEWS FEED
  • Cave and Basin
    guestBook Guestbook/ katherinelebla/ Sep 4, 2017

    I love it so much I want to go back and bring my whole family!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Katedotty/ Aug 31, 2017
  • It smells, but is REALLY cool
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Jul 8, 2017

    I loved Cave and Basin! Amy (guide) was super knowledgeable and told us all about the natural history of the site, as well as some of the current ecological studies that are ongoing on this property. Believe it or not, someone is sent out on a regular basis to get to know the trees and check what has fallen over/been damaged!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Bladesonice/ Mar 1, 2016
  • Vacationed here!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Cassy1563/ Mar 31, 2015

    This was the coolest thing I have ever seen! And the story of how it was discovered was incredible!!! Would love to go here again!!

  • Cave and Basin: A Source of Inspiration
    guestBook Guestbook/ SamanthaGrace/ Jan 20, 2015 Cave and Basin: A Source of Inspiration

    Pause. Take a breath and feel the mountain air rush through your lungs. Shake off the city, shake off all the daily stress. Look. Allow yourself to melt in to the beauty around you, to feel like a pebble next to the mountains, to feel as calm and free-flowing as the river. Feel as tall as the spruce tress, let yourself belong next to the bald eagles that soar around you. Experience the Cave and Basin Historical Site in all its wonder, beauty, and awe.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Alice/ Mar 23, 2014

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. Naturally occurring, warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald coloured basin.

Cave Ave, Banff, Alberta
http://www.banff.ca/index.aspx?NID=659
Du 1er janvier au 14 mai (du mercredi au dimanche), de 11 h à 17 h Du 15 mai au 15 octobre (tous les jours), de 9 h à 17 h Du 16 octobre au 31 décembre (du mercredi au dimanche), de 11 h à 17 h Le 25 décembre : fermé pour Noël. January 1 to May 14 (Wednesday to Sunday): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 to October 15 (open daily): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 16 to December 31 (Wednesday to Sunday): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 25: Closed for Christmas
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Photo: Photograph by Armando Davalos, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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