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Banff Springs Memorial
Banff Springs Memorial
March 2014

Walking a Path

In 1914 Cave & Basin hot spring was used to house interned Ukrainian-Canadian citizens in what was Canada’s first internment operations.

Canadian citizens interned at Cave and Basin cleared the roads that today make up trails in the park system, as well as the road between Banff and Jasper. Consequently, Canada's first internment operations significantly contributed to the government’s ability to establish Canada's first National Park.