Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.


Important information about your visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Visiting Cave and Basin National Historic Site will be different than it has been in the past. Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking this website before they travel.


What’s closed (updated December 18, 2020)

The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is closed to help protect the health and safety of visitors and employees.

Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, the following services and facilities are NOT available at this time:

  • Entry into the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

 This is an evolving situation. For more information visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease page, the Alberta Health Services Coronavirus disease page, Town of Banff Coronavirus disease page and the Town of Banff Temporary Mask Bylaw page

Your safety when visiting
  • Visitors are reminded that masks are now required when visiting Banff National Park, and that maintaining 2m physical distance from others is mandatory at all times and in all places.
  • Please be aware that the province has announced indoor and outdoor gatherings are now prohibited. For more information on how this may impact your visit, click here.
  • Come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer, masks for everyone in your group, water and snacks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.

Stay informed