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

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March 2014

 

Return of the Banff Winter Carnival! (PDF schedule)
March 26-30, noon-4pm
It’s the roaring twenties at the Cave and Basin. Join us for winter fun, skating, curling, old time music and movies, even a mini ice palace and slide. Special photo exhibit of winter carnival images from the archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Added winter fun on Saturday March 29: Sled dogs and ski-joring demos; and “Portraits by the Ice Palace”
*Bring your own skates


Banff Winter Carnival Saturday Night
Saturday, March 29, 7-10pm
It’s the roaring twenties at the Cave and Basin. Join us for winter fun, skating, curling, old time music and movies, even a mini ice palace and slide. Special photo exhibit of winter carnival images from the archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
With a special presentation by mountaineering legend, Chic Scott: “A Century of Rocky Mountain Winter Fun”
*Bring your own skates

May 2014

Kids Day
May 17, 2014

Lantern Tours
May 17, 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.

Cinema Under the Stars
May 17, 2014 at 9:30pm

Lantern Tours
May 24, 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.

Lantern Tours
May 31, 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.

June 2014

Lantern Tours
June 7, 2014
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.

Cinema Under the Stars
June 7, 2014 at 9:30

The Marsh Wakes Up, with Point Pelee National Park
June 12-15, 2014

Lantern Tours
June 14, 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.

National Aboriginal Days
June 21-22, 2014

Lantern Tours
June 21, 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.

Lantern Tours
June 28, 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.

July 2014

Canada Day
July 1, 2014

Lantern Tours
July 5 , 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.

Cinema Under the Stars
July 5, 2014 at 9:30pm

Lantern Tours
July 12, 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.

Lantern Tours
July 19, 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.

Parks Day
July 19, 2014

Lantern Tours
July 26, 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.

August 2014

Cinema Under the Stars
August 2, 2014 at 9:30pm

Lantern Tours
August 9, 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.

Lantern Tours
August 16, 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.

Lantern Tours
August 23, 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.

Cinema Under the Stars
August 30, 2014 at 9:30pm

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.

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

Family Day
October 18, 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.