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

Facilities

Heritage Venue Rentals

Various spaces at the Cave and Basin are available for rental for your next event, function or meeting, and provide a breathtaking escape from the ordinary in a historic setting. Immerse your guests in the sights, sounds and stories of this iconic landmark for an experience that is both inspiring and memorable.

This inspirational heritage venue is conveniently located minutes from Banff Avenue, and allows motor coach access to the site. The Cave and Basin offers flexible programming space, peaceful trails for group exploration, 1km of boardwalks over pristine marshland and awe-inspiring scenery. 


Belvedere viewdeck

Heritage Venue Options Include:

  • Story Hall – The beautifully crafted, original 1914 vaulted ceilings of this space have been uncovered, making this an exciting location for a stand-up cocktail reception for up to 168 people. 
  •  Galletly Building – This space includes a 40-seat theatre and 40-person multi-functional room ideal for catering and special events. 
  •  Belvedere Viewing Decks – These scenic covered external view decks provide 360 degrees of inspiration for group outdoor programming, exploration and team building. 
  •  Historic Pool Deck – A group of up to 250 can gather outdoors on the old pool deck to enjoy the night skies or cinema under the stars.

Additional Programming


Lantern Tours

Enhance your event with exciting programming at the Cave and Basin, including:

  • a group tour alongside Parks Canada heritage interpreters (28-person maximum) 
  • an after-hours Lantern Tour (15-person maximum) 
  • a 4-screen, HD immersive short video about the Parks Canada’s network of national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas

    For additional details about venues, programming, technology and catering options, please contact us.