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.


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    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

    From guided Discovery Tours, seasonal special exhibits on the pool deck, to the Imagine a Country Exhibit, there’s always something new at the Cave and Basin. 

  • 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 of the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park. The 25-minute tour is offered Saturday nights May through August.

All activities

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