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“We expected more”

Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Ranked #29 of 90 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was one small hot spring inside a cave and one hot spring outside. The best part was the four big screens of videos.

Thank Sue R
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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the 4-screen video and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Banff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paved trail in and out of meadow, mountain vies, river, marsh areas. Wonder wildflowers all along path. About 3 miles trail becomes dirt. Keep going for a beautiful cascade falls area.

Thank lindacrick
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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your great review of the trails nearby our site. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your hike!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is definitely neat to check out and at least see it once. There was not tons of things to see but the cave is pretty cool. I would definitely recommend to see it but I wouldn’t need to see it again.

Thank Devilsteeth
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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review. We're glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cave and Basin National Historic site in Alberta's Banff National Park requires a day pass to enjoy and it is worth the price to visit the area culminating in a natural hot springs.

Thank chickandbeast
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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review - we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour with Leah and are so pleased that we did! Leah took us on a journey from thousands of years ago right up till the brothers discovered the hot springs! Fantastic narrated tour with opportunities to ask questions. Thank you Leah, I now feel like I have a great understanding of how Banff and the National Parks began. I would recommend this tour to all age groups.

Thank Karen C
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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your incredible review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and your tour guide (we'll make sure she hears your awesome feedback).

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