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Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Cave and Basin National Historic Site Review
This site commemorates the birthplace of Canada's national parks system, which began with the protection of the Banff hot springs in 1885. The site underwent a three-year, C$13.8-million renovation and reopened in May 2013. You'll find restored historic buildings, a new plaza, and great interpretive displays about Banff and the other national parks in Canada. An interpretive trail explains the area's geology and plant life and offers information on the wildlife and history of Banff national park. While visiting the cave and walking past the warm mineral pools, keep an eye out for the most endangered species in the park, the Banff snail, which makes its home in the warm mineral waters and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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Finally got to take our long-awaited trip to Banff and Jasper, after having to cancel our original plans in June (right during the flooding.) I will try to be brief and cover just the highlights.
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- Booked a regional jet from SFO to Calgary through United, which is run by SkyWest. Read more
Background: I volunteered to watch/bond with my 7-year old nephew while his mom and my other sister do "girl" things (I'm assuming spa, tea, and the like) in Banff in February. Read more
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