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

Events calendar

The Marsh Wakes Up / Amar Athwal

Concert at the Cave - Featuring Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
April 23, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE outdoor concert at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and space is limited.

East meets west Saturday, April 23 as the dynamic duo, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, share their passion for both Cape Breton and Canadian fiddling traditions while keeping their passion for contemporary music alive. Often referred to as the “First Couple of Contemporary Celtic Music”, Natalie and Donnell have been captivating audiences with their exceptional musical skills and obvious joy at playing the fiddle for years.


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
Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 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.