Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Discovered in 1883 by Canadian Pacific Railway workers William McCardell, his brother Tom, and their partner Frank McCabe, this natural hot spring would become the start of Canada's National Parks system.

At the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, learn all about the history of Banff National Park, the building of the railroad, and the importance of the National Parks system in Canada.
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Hours & Rates

2016 Rates
Adult $3.90
Child (age 6-16) $1.90

As part of Canada's 150th birthday, Cave & Basin admission will be free for all guests in 2017.
2016 - 2017 Operating Hours
1 Jan - 16 May Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
17 May - 30 June Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1 Jul -  5 Sep Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6 Sep - 9 Oct Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10 Oct - 31 Dec Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

25 December: Closed for Christmas
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