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Banff Upper Hot Springs are commercially developed hot springs located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, near the Banff townsite. Discovered in 1883, the hot pool is outdoors and while in the pool, visitors can look across the valley to Mount Rundle. It is located at 1,585 metres (5,200 ft) of elevation, which makes it the highest hot spring in Canada.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
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|Sunday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
We went to this place 1st after driving 13 hours from Portland and it was the right decision. A quick shower and a short break in hot spring water definitely help you recover from long driving. RV parking was easy and I recommend doing this before you check in to RV campground. A perfect place to visit for a comfortable 1st night in Banff for RV campers.
We've never been to a hot springs before. This one looks exactly like a swimming pool. We went in the morning around 10am and there was no wait. They charge $1.90 for towel rental. Changing room was clean and they have showers inside. Water was 40 degree Celsius. The sulphur smell wasn't strong. They have a life guard on duty.
Beautiful location but it smells of Sulfur. The water is nice and hot in the Hot Springs, is temperature regulated and has a nice view while sitting outside. The indoor facilities charge around $6.30-$7.30 plus tax for entrance and change an additional $1.90 to rent a swim suit or $1.90 to rent each towel, they charge an extra $1/each per token (purchased at the front desk) to use each time you want to lock your locker in the change room. Some of the showers have the Hot and cold marked in reverse so try both ways to try to get warm water even if it says the other way is hot water. Showers are public, one room for women at the end of their change room and one for men at the end of their change room. Floors are wet and seem not the cleanest, so you may want to wear clean flip flops or water shoes.
I unfortunately do not have a picture, however we have visited the hot springs in Banff for years. Our last four visits during 2016-2018 haven’t been great. It is very over crowded and nothing has been updated in years. The water is not the same anymore. We leave now and end up feeling very ill after. We used to feel quite refreshed. The park has made money for years on these hot springs and I think they need to update and be sure that the water actually is hot springs water. I had a feeling when we were there in July 2018 that there is definitely not the mineral content in the water anymore....if you have the time, save your money and drive up to radium hot springs. You’ll love it! They have different pools and a much larger space. The weather is typically warmer too. PS - drink lots of water if you do go into the hot springs in Banff
One of my most favourite places to go! This place is so lovely.. The Hot springs are natural sulfer water..not to expensive.. Clean..really good locker rooms.. Space to change in privacy. They rent Swimsuits and Swimmers. Kid friendly very safe! Pregnant Woman should consult a Doctor before going into the Heated Spring. Once you step into the Spring..you can look at the Amazing mountains as you soak. After your done there are showers ..mirrors.. Hairdryers..and feel free to drive down the hill for numerous places to eat as well as fine dining. You will notice a healing effect on our first soaking! Highly recommend!!! ♥
A nice little spot if not too busy...keep in mind that they charge you for a towel rental but provide a token for a locker. We did not use one so I'm note sure of the size. Probably has a total 40 chairs so seating is at a premium with little to no shade. If you are thinking this is a spring it's not...it's a man made pool where spring and regular water is in the pool. It is hot!!! So if it's really hot out it will be the lease refreshing part of the day. This place is best suited for fall season or winter. The most striking part of this part of the trip is the amazing mountain views. There are a couple of places to eat.
I love these hot springs. This is a historical part of Banff that attracts locals and tourists from around the world. Very affordable and very relaxing. They can rent you bathing suits and towels if needed. Great all year round even in the middle of winter.
First time every going in a hot spring. You could even rent vintage swimsuits for $1.90 (I didn't). You get a great view of the mountains. Definitely peaceful. However, I definitely didn't expect the hot springs to look like a swimming pool (again I've never been to one before). I guess I picture sitting in rock like pool's with tree around me. Over it was a good experience and if I was ever in Banff again, I'd probably go back again.
It’s over crowded swimming pool full of kids. I don’t know how this is relaxing at all, but it was so packed. Line was long just to wait to get into the hot springs. I’ve been to better hot springs. I wish they could expand this. The view however is beautiful, too and there’s no room to sit, all seats get filled up quickly. We went in late May around 4pm. Maybe go very early to avoid crowds.
This place is great! I’m not sure if it is geothermal, but the water is a pleasantly warm temperature and lots of space to cool down if necessary. The pool is a decent size to accommodate a lot of people, but when we were there (9pm) it was still active with a few people. The price was awesome too. Great value and highly recommend!
Amazing view, clean and hot water, friendly staff and easy system. They give you one locker each for free which is nice! There are cold showers to step into if you get too warm in the hot springs. Towels and bathing suits are easy to rent and super cheap (like $2). Entrance fee isn't too bad (about $8 for an adult). I've been coming here for years and it only ever gets better!