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

Events calendar

The Marsh Wakes Up / Amar Athwal

Cave Lantern Tours
Saturday nights, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
June 4 – August 27, 2016

*No show on July 30th
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.
$10.80 per person
A family-friendly, wheelchair accessible event
Pre-registration is recommended, please call 403-845-3524.
Disclaimer: Some dates/times may be subject to change.

The Banfftastic Campfire Sing-along
July 2 to September 3
Saturday afternoons, 3:30 to 4:30, at the Cave & Basin National Historic Site (free with site admission)
Saturday evenings 7:00 to 8:00, at Banff Avenue Square (free)

All ages will enjoy the irreverent sketches and catchy tunes about Banff National Park, presented by Parks Canada's own theatre troupe, Mountain WIT.


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.