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  • young adults gather by basin with parks staff

    Calendar of events

    Stay up to date with special events and activities at Canada's birthplace of national parks.

  • two younge women explore tents on the Cave and Basin pool deck

    Daily activities and tour

    There is a basin and a cave, but there is so much more to see and experience. This six-stop guided journey takes you to the site where three railway workers in 1883, dared to climb down into a cave of mineral water. Learn how their discovery led to the creation of Parks Canada and its administered places across the country. Year Round. Free with admission.

  • Lantern tours

    The crowds are gone, the sun is hiding behind the mountain and the lanterns are lit. It’s time to trust your other senses and walk through the darkened tunnel on the Lantern Tour at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. The 40-minute tour is offered Saturday nights from the last weekend of May through September.

All activities

Dogs on leash Dog walking
Lookout Lookout
Theatre Theatre
Notice board Interpretive trail
Picnic area Picnicking