Cave & Basin National Historic Site
The cultural significance of the Cave & Basin can be felt from the first steps into the rocky cavern, home to a legendary natural hot spring. Steam rises from geothermally heated waters, and earthy mineral scents fill the air.
No visit to Banff is complete without a trip back in time to the true birthplace of Canada’s first national park. Amidst the delicate ecosystem of the cave, the excitement of witnessing a natural marvel is palpable. This energy can be felt throughout the surrounding boardwalks, thermal pools and hiking trails that lead onwards to the Marsh Loop and Sundance Canyon.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Year Round
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Free Entry: Admission is included with your annual Discovery Park Pass.
Looking for a magical, candle-lit experience? On select nights during the summer, you can register for a twilight, family-friendly Lantern Tour.
Roam Route 4: Daily service operating May - September.