UPDATE: The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is closed to help protect the health and safety of visitors and employees. Information will be updated regularly. Find details here.
Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to experience the birthplace of Canada’s national parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the mountains. Discover the hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails. Enjoy it on your own or take one of the many guided tours.
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From guided tours to special seasonal exhibits on the pool deck there’s always something new at the Cave and Basin.
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
Two centuries ago trappers, traders and the First Nation Peoples shared the rugged western frontier of Canada. At Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site - be a part of the story. Explore, hike, camp and discover their challenges and triumphs.
Banff Park Museum National Historic Site
Explore the Victorian-era collection, while admiring the stately 1903 museum, a log masterpiece and the oldest surviving federal building in any Canadian national park.
Banff National Park
Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.