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Banff, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

The Cave and Basin

 
 
The Cave and Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 16, 2017
1. The Cave and Basin Marker
Inscription.
The Cave and Basin Springs were brought to public attention after being located by CPR construction workers in 1883. These and the Upper Hot Springs soon drew private entrepreneurs and tourists. Growing support for public ownership prompted the federal government to set aside a land reserve here in 1885. Two years later the springs provided the focus of Canada's first national park, Rocky Mountains Park, now called Banff National Park. These hot springs are rightfully known as the birthplace of Canada's national parks, which today span the entire country.

Ces sources thermales furent portées à l'attention du public lors de la construction du chemin de fer Canadien Pacifique en 1883. De même que les Upper Hot Springs, elles ne tardèrent pas à attirer les entrepre neufs et les touristes. Le gouvernement fédéral confirma ses droits de propriété sur les sources en créant une réserve en 1885. Deux ans plus tard, la réserve devint le premier parc national du Canada. Il fut d'abord appelé parc dès Rocheuses, puis parc national Banff. Ces sources thermales se trouvent donc à l'origine du vaste réseau des parcs nationaux du Canada.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
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Wideview of The Cave and Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 16, 2017
2. Wideview of The Cave and Basin Marker
10.187′ N, 115° 35.324′ W. Marker is in Banff, Alberta. Marker can be reached from Cave Avenue 1.4 kilometers west of Banff Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance of the new Boutique / Discovery Centre adjacent the parking lots. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Cave Avenue, Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Banff Park Museum (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); John Murray Gibbon (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Banff Springs Hotel (approx. 2 kilometers away); Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station (approx. 2.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Parks Canada - Cave and Basin. (Submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Cave and Basin. (Submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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