The Cave and Basin

The Cave and Basin (HM221J)

Location: Banff, Alberta T0L Division No. 15
Country: Canada
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N 51° 10.187', W 115° 35.324'

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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.
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HM NumberHM221J
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 598664 N 5669652
Decimal Degrees51.16978333, -115.58873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 10.187', W 115° 35.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 10' 11.22" N, 115° 35' 19.44" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 161 Cave Ave, Banff Alberta T0L, CA
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