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This wildlife model museum offers visitors a close glimpse of the area's spectacular and sometimes menacing wildlife and nature. Housing a taxidermy collection of Banff's indigenous animals, visitors can spy on cougars, grizzlies, brown bears, beavers and mountain goats; all set in recreations of their natural habitats. Wildlife related art, models, displays and a library of natural history are also here.
Visitors to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site will learn all about Canada's National Parks System, as this was e country's first national park, set up in 1885. The site offers visitors a glimpse into the world of the parks system through hands-on displays in a fascinating interpretive center. Outdoor lovers will find fascinating trails that wind through the beautiful surrounding area and down into a cave system that can be visited on guided tours or individually. Warm mineral springs are located within the caves, while many species of wildlife can be seen in the forests surrounding the center.
These steaming sulfur pools in the mountains which have been around since 1883, are frequented by locals and visitors alike as they seek to soak away their skiing and hiking aches. Especially inviting in winter and on cold rainy days, these hot pools are open year round. Located 1,585 metres (5200.131 feet) high, it is famous for being Canada's highest hot spring. The water flows from the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault and the source is believed to be Mount Rundle. When the flow is affected during winters, local municipal water is added to the pool. For a touch of extra luxury, there are spa services offered on site, including massages, facials, and soothing body treatments.