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

Events Calendar

August | September | October

August 2014

Lantern Tours
August 30  2014 at 7pm and 8pm
It's after hours at the Cave and Basin, but we're letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. We'll supply the lanterns, you supply the imagination. Runs every Saturday night, May 17 - September 6, except July 26 . $7.30 per person. A family-friendly, wheelchair accessible event. Tours take approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration is recommended, please call 403-845-3524 to reserve.

Extreme Adventures in the Rockies
Saturday August 30, 2014, at 9:30 pm
Join us for a late night movie mash-up with mountain adventurer and extreme action hero, Will Gadd. He climbs rock, ice and the occasional iceberg; he kayaks, caves, and paraglides. He goes farther, faster and deeper than most of us mere mortals. Will takes us back in time, to some historic adventure footage in the Rockies, and then present films from his own action-packed collection. Buckle up for a wild ride! Admission at the door: $7.30. Outdoors, bring a blanket or chair. Doors open at 9:30 pm, films start at 10 pm.


September 2014

Lantern Tours
September 6, 2014 at 7pm and 8pm
It's after hours at the Cave and Basin, but we're letting you in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. We'll supply the lanterns, you supply the imagination. Runs every Saturday night, May 17 - September 6, except July 26 . $7.30 per person. A family-friendly, wheelchair accessible event. Tours take approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration is recommended, please call 403-845-3524 to reserve.

Banff Culture Days
September 27-28, 2014



October 2014

History Comes Back to Haunt You
October 22-25, 2014 (after hours only, Cave and Basin closed during the day)
Who is haunting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site? Is it the notorious Scottish caretaker who leads you on, with his lantern and wild stories? Or the ghosts of bathers past? What really went on in the dim corners of Dr. Brett's Sanatorium? Join us after hours and after dark to experience the thrills and chills of ghostly encounters at the birthplace of Canada's national parks. Parks Canada is brewing up a family-friendly Halloween treat.