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

Events calendar



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.  


The Bow Valley Chorus at The Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Sunday December 6, 2015
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., concert 5 to 6 p.m.
$3.90, $3.40 Seniors, $1.90 Youth. Cash or toy donations to Santa’s Anonymous.
Sing-along to Handel’s Messiah and other favourite carols outdoors on the historic pool deck. Songbooks provided. Dress for the weather.

Basic Avalanche Safety, An intro to winter safety in the National Parks
Dec 12 and 13, 2015
1 to 4 p.m., free with site entry.
December 12 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. see dog rescue team, Mike and Cazz, in action.
All weekend long meet Parks Canada’s avalanche pros to get tips on being safe in the back-country in winter.
Learn how to use an avalanche beacon. Films, stories and more!