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Banff Upper Hot Springs

1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
+1 403-762-1515
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Warm and relaxing

After a long day visiting som of the beautiful sights around banff it's a very nice way to end the... read more

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We just had to do this as it part of Banff history! On the side of Banff near the Gondola. After... read more

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All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house—against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot water where travelers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century. Banff’s premier attraction features: a day spa, outdoor terrace, Wonder of water hydrology exhibit and historic swimsuits (1920's) for rent. It also offers an outfitters gift store and the Upper Hot Springs Café.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
+1 403-762-1515
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Reviewed yesterday

After a long day visiting som of the beautiful sights around banff it's a very nice way to end the day. can feel crowded though.

Thank Henning252
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just had to do this as it part of Banff history! On the side of Banff near the Gondola. After free parking you have to walk a bit to actual entrance. Good to bring backpack or bag with personal items. We had visited the...More

Thank ariceli79
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a natual hot spring anymore, but a big communal hot tub with largely municipal chlorinated water. Nice, but I much prefer non commercial natural hot springs off the beaten track. But sorry, I can't divulge their location. I don't want them to become like...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We soaked our weary bones after a long day of hiking. Felt great! Would have loved it if the springs were in their natural state, but the little foot pool on the way out was a nice treat.

Thank JessB24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great to relax in the lovely hot water but be warned that it does feel very hot after about 10 mins and you should keep getting out to cool down. Changing facilities ok and good that you can rent a towel for people on holiday...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a free day while on a tour in the area . we had a lovely afternoon relaxing in the hot springs . The weather was lovely and warm , and this was a nice chilled way to get rid of your aches and...More

Thank merritt402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Facilities were reasonably clean and the pool had a few different levels on which you can sit so you can adjust as you get hot/cold. It's also big enough to swim a little bit if it's not too busy.

Thank GemmaCharlotte94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here and viewed the pool but did not pay to rent a locker, get a towel and sit in the pool for 30 minutes. It is basically a tourist attraction. But if the parking lot below for the gondola is full, it would...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here at the end of the day after 2 days of hiking, walking, and white water rafting in the Banff area. We were sore and this was an excellent muscle relaxer for us. Great prices to get in, free parking,...More

1  Thank Kaitlyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The springs are not what some people expect (natural rugged environment). Instead water is sourced from deep in the mountain then filtered before it makes its way into the pool. Yes, it is a shallow pool about 4-5 feet at its deepest. There is a...More

1  Thank therev68
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29 August 2017|
Response from brian2000 | Reviewed this property |
Expect so. You won't loose anything by checking it out. Close to town and free parking.
michelle h
6 August 2017|
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Response from Sadie S | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. It's more like a giant hot tub. Facility has showers and lockers and such.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
The Banff Hot Springs is appropriate for children. There were many kids there when we were visiting.