Banff, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
The Cave and Basin
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.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 51° 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.)
Categories. • Environment • Exploration • Landmarks • Natural Features •
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 107 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.