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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Splash into the past!

Visit two great Parks Canada sites for one low price.

Start your day with a relaxing soak in the hot pool at Banff Upper Hot Springs then dry off and take a trip back in time at the Cave and Basin. Treasured by Indigenous Peoples and coveted by explorers and travellers, experience Banff’s rich hot springs history for yourself.

Relax and soak in the views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain at Banff Upper Hot Springs. Located 1 500 m above sea level on Sulphur Mountain, this is Canada’s highest elevation operational hot spring. Grab lunch at the café, take a stroll through the gift shop and enjoy soaking in the soothing mineral rich water that has drawn visitors to Banff National Park since 1886. Don’t forget to rent a historic suit for that perfect selfie to share with your friends and family!

At the Cave and Basin, take in the sights, sounds, and even smells, of the birthplace of Parks Canada’s administered places. Learn about the hot springs’ rich history from their initial use by Indigenous Peoples, to their role in the establishment of Canada’s first national park and the world-class experience they are today.

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