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"Upper Hot Springs" Top 5 Page for this destination Banff National Park Things to Do Tip by madamx

Banff National Park Things to Do: 439 reviews and 719 photos
by madamx

Here, you get a chance to soak in naturally heated mineral water ( sometimes the staff help mother nature a little). The water is monitored frequently to keep it at least at 40C. Recently, they have had to add some municipal water to the pool, as the drought that Alberta has been experiencing every summer has been drying up the natural source.

The Upper Hot Springs consists of a large soaking pool, plus an a shallow area for children as well. There is also a spa here , offering massages and body treatments.

The best time to visit here is in the winter, where the contrast between the cold air and hot water is invigorating, plus you can't beat the view of the snow covered mountains. During the summer, try coming later at night, around 10 pm to avoid the crowds. The cost is $7.50 per entry, and if you want a private soak, $250.00 an hour.

Address: Mountain Avenue
Directions: Take Banff Avenue until the "T" intersection; turn left, and the road will quickly fork to the right; (Mountain Avenue). Take Mountain Avenue almost to the end, the building will be to your right.
Phone: (403) 762-1515

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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