50 new Canadians from around the world celebrated the end of their journey to Canadian citizenship today with Parks Canada and Brewster Travel Canada. The citizenship ceremony took place at one of our favorite local spots and the birthplace of Canada’s national parks – the Cave & Basin in Banff
The Cave & Basin
is a national historic site and a thermal mineral hot springs. The site is located just outside the downtown core of Banff and offers visitors a glimpse into the history of Banff National Park. Interpretive displays and interactive stations explain how railway workers first stumbled on the cave at the base of Sulphur Mountain. Modern explorers can see – and smell! – the cave exactly as it was when it was first discovered so many years ago. The former ‘basin’ has been converted to a large deck where visitors can learn about the unique Banff Springs Snail, one of the rarest snail species on earth, that call this home.
The deck is where the authentically Canadian citizenship ceremony took place. We love hanging out on the sunny Cave & Basin deck on the outskirts of Banff, where wildlife often wander by and the mountain views are stunning. So when our long time partners at Parks Canada asked us if we wanted to work with them we jumped at the chance! We attended the citizenship ceremony and provided passes to the Glacier Skywalk
for each new citizen. The Glacier Skywalk is the newest attraction in the Rocky Mountain National Parks and a quintessential Canadian experience. We’re looking forward to having our new Canadians visit and experience what the Rockies are all about!