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Birthplace of Canada's national parks: Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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Xplore Cave and Basin!
Kids aged 6-11 will discover hidden secrets at the birthplace of Canada’s national parks with their own free Xplorers guide filled with fun activities and games. Pick up your free booklet at the front desk of Cave and Basin NHS.

Discovery Tour
Daily, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (45 minutes)
In a dynamic guided tour, the story of Cave and Basin National Historic Site unfolds at the very place where Canada’s first national park was born. Re-live the discovery of the thermal waters. Site entry fees apply.  


Star Search
September 5, 2015
Join us under the stars at the Cave and Basin. Step inside an inflatable planetarium for a 180° night sky view. Then head outside with guides from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and their top notch telescopes to view the wonders of the world above.
7pm – Doors open, planetarium open.
8:30pm – Outdoor viewing with telescopes (until 11pm)
$10.80 per person, payable at the door.
For more information, call 403-762-1566.