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Museums & Historic Sites
The stillness inside the Cave and Basin National Historic Site almost takes your breath away as you explore the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system. You watch light play on the cave walls. It feels primal. Water gently gurgles as you move along the walkway and read signage about the cave’s history. A shaft of sunlight illuminates the steaming mineral springs below, just as the railway workers who discovered this cave must have seen it more than a century ago. Their adventure lives on in Banff National Park. Discover other national parks and World heritage sites in Alberta.