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

Events Calendar

A Weekend of Love for the Red (and White!) : Valentines Day at the Cave and Basin NHS
Saturday February 14, Noon to 10 p.m.
Bring your special someone to The Wild Rockies Photo Exhibit. Then spend the evening skating under the stars with bonfires, music and old-time movies.

National Flag of Canada Day
February 15, Noon to 4 p.m.
Come dressed in your best red and white to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the National Flag of Canada.

Saturday Night Winter Fun
Every Saturday (until March 28), open late to 10 p.m.
Free with site entry
Old time movies and music, bonfires, curling and skating (bring your own skates). Check out the historic Winter Carnival photography exhibition in partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

The Wild Rockies Photo Exhibit
January 31 to April 30
Free with site entry
Wildness—a big bold idea—captured in images by those who live it every day. Mountain park staff (from Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks) showcase the best of their photographs. “The Wild Rockies” presents stunning close-ups of wildlife, dramatic shots of wild fires, small quiet moments and vast mountain landscapes. Part of the Exposure 2015 Photography Festival.

Star Search!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
$10.80 per person, payable at the door
Spring Equinox and a new moon – a great night for stargazing at the Cave and Basin! Step inside an inflatable planetarium for a 180° night sky view. Then head outside with guides from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and their top notch telescopes to view the wonders of the world above.
7pm – Doors open, planetarium open.
8:30pm – Outdoor viewing with telescopes (until 11pm)
For more information, call 403-762-1566