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Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Cave and Basin National Historic Site Tours and Activities

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The Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff National Park is more than just a neat place to explore. The First Nations who discovered the cave consider the hot springs a sacred site. Today, interactive interpretive exhibits make the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system—known today as Parks Canada—a must-visit.

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311 Cave Ave, Banff, Canada, AB T0L 0C0
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.72
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.32
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Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Calgary

Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Calgary

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Hook your smartphone up to your vehicle's stereo and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route along the iconic Trans-Canada Highway and discover one of the most scenic drives in Canada. Start anywhere along the route between Calgary and Lake Louise. The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about the early pioneers, animals, geography and historical events. Fun & personable tour guides point out and tell you about the towering Cascade Mountains, pristine Lake Moraine, and much more! With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and all ages will be entertained. This audio guide will keep you and your family laughing and engaged along the way with trivia fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.79
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The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore incredible Banff! On this 5 km (return) sightseeing tour, you'll explore Banff's past as well as it's present as we point out historical buildings, sculptures, sights & attractions. Highlights include the Banff Administration Building, Luxton Home Museum, Central Park & the Cascades of Time Gardens! Don't just see the beauty of Banff, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

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See the best of the Canadian Rockies on a private 6-day trip with insightful commentary tailored to the interests of your party. Travel round-trip from Vancouver aboard a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter van and be awed by the sheer beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks hovering above canyons, waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Banff, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Lake Peyto, and Johnston Canyon are all on the itinerary.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,763.74
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

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Discover Banff National Park at your own pace with a ticket for the Hop-On bus. Buy your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot on the shuttle that zips around to attractions in the park not easily accessible without wheels. The modern school bus style shuttle goes between the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise gondola. You choose where to visit and when. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.82
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.21
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Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

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'Discover the Rockies' package includes: Two Walking Tours. Your phone becomes your tour guide as you explore Banff & Canmore with two GPS-guided audio walking tours! Each with 30 fully narrated points of interest. Driving Tour. Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. No directions or time limits. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Family Friendly. Fun Tripvia Guides keep you laughing & engaged along the way! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle / group. Play audio through vehicle's stereo so everyone can hear.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.00
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Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Banff and Calgary

Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Banff and Calgary

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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Banff & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along the route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour Banff

Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour Banff

This 5 hour private charter gets you exploring Banff with a luxury 4x4 vehicle and certified professional guide. When you call High Camp, we listen to your needs and build a custom tour around them. From helicopter rides to making your own maple taffy, your guide gives you the local's view of Banff. With our 4x4 tour vehicles, you'll revel in deep snow instead of dreading the drive. Sip icewine by a glacier, learn to snowshoe or seek out wildlife. This winter, share the gift of adventure with your loved ones. Call the pros at High Camp and make the most of your quality time.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff History Walk (Winter Edition - Ice Cleats Included) - 1.5hrs

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Banff History Walk (Winter Edition - Ice Cleats Included) - 1.5hrs

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This fun historical walking tour brings you to local landmarks and trails around Banff. Enjoy wonderful stories about the areas famous legends and natural history. The perfect introduction to Banff. Presented by born and Banff local and professional guide Alpine Jake. Alpine Jake presents the tour in fully authentic turn-of-the-century mountain man attire. Set at a leasurly walking pace suitable for all family members.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.91
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Banff Nature Walk - Winter Edition / Ice Cleats Included

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Banff Nature Walk - Winter Edition / Ice Cleats Included

Join our local profession guide for a fun nature walk into Banff National Park. Explore the world of plant medicine and survival skills in the Rockies. Discover animals tracks and other signs of life that will help you spot the real thing. Amazing landscape views and wildlife sighting/photography opportunties.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tunnel Mountain Trail: a Smartphone Audio Nature Tour

Tunnel Mountain Trail: a Smartphone Audio Nature Tour

Listen to a nature guide through your smartphone as you hike to the incredible summit of Tunnel Mountain following the Tunnel Mountain Trail. On this 4.3 km (return) tour, you'll hear about the famous Banff character Bill Peyto, Sleeping Buffalo, local plants and wildlife, and some Banff Park history. Highlights include the views of the mighty Bow River, Sulphur Mountain, the Town of Banff, and more! The tour also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and guess the answer. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, guide commentary will automatically play! Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to. *** Please check the condition of the trail before booking, especially in the Fall/Winter/Spring.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff Nature by Nightfall - Winter / Ice Cleats and Headlamps Included

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Banff Nature by Nightfall - Winter / Ice Cleats and Headlamps Included

Join our local professional guides on a fun and exciting nature tour at night! Explore Banff National Park like never before on this unique experience. Discover the night sky at our amazng stargazing locations and get pictures of the breathtaking night skys.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Cave and Basin National Historic Site tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cave and Basin National Historic Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cave and Basin National Historic Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cave and Basin National Historic Site costs USD 4.79. Guided Cave and Basin National Historic Site tours start around USD 4.79 per person.
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