Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff National Park

Banff Upper Hot Springs



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About Banff Upper Hot Springs Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Banff upper hot springs is a developed outdoor pool filled with natural mineral enriched water heated by earth’s crust, pushed to the surface through Sulphur Mountain thrust fault (crack in the earth’s crust).

In winter, the natural water dries up (a fact that still baffles the Scientists) and municipal water is used to fill the pool. 

What to do at Banff Upper Hot Springs ?

Banff Upper Hot Springs ©Vigorous action Creative Commons

Banff Upper Hot Springs ©Vigorous action Creative Commons

Things to do at Upper Hot Springs

Rain or snow, relax in the soothing Hot springs pool with the modern amenities in the magnificent Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy therapeutic treatments, massages at the Pleiades Massage and Spa situated within the complex. Call for reservations :403-760-2500

Who all can go to Upper Hot Springs ?

All. Children under 3 are required to wear swim diapers.

How to get to Banff Upper Hot Springs?

Location & directions to Banff Upper Hot Springs

From Banff town, cross the Bow river bridge and turn left onto to Mountain Ave, the Upper Banff Hot Springs is located at the end of the Mountain Avenue. Address : 1 Mountain Ave, Banff

GPS : 51.15112, -115.56097

To use Roam bus : see here

How much to visit Banff Upper Hot Springs?

Banff Upper Hot Springs Admission/fees/Prices /Rates

Adult (18 – 64 years) -$7.30

Youth (3 – 17 years) – $6.30

Child (under 3) – Free


Swimsuit $1.90 Towel $1.90 Locker $1.00

Last admission – ½ hour before closing time.

For Upper Hot Spring coupons, check here . You may find coupons in tourist guide books found in hotel lobbies and restaurants at Banff. .

AMA / CAA members can save 15% on regular admission.

When to visit Banff Upper Hot Springs?

Hours  Banff Upper Hot Springs

Late Fall to Late Spring (including Winter)


May 19, 2017 to October 15, 2017  | 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Daily

October 16-29, 2017 Estimated dates of maintenance closure

October 30, 2017 to May 17, 2018

Sunday to Thursday | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday and Saturday | 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

How long will it take to see Upper Hot Springs ?

Depending on interest, half an hour to well over an hour. It is recommended not to immerse continuously for more than 20 minutes (less for children).

What about amenities &  accessibility at the Banff Upper Hot Springs?

Wash rooms, Towel & Locker rental, Gift shops.Wheel Chair accessible. Parking available.

Other Information : Street clothes not allowed, modest swim suits available for purchase at the gift shop. Freshly laundered T-shirts & shorts allowed.

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Posted in Attractions, Hot Springs, Nature and Water Activities

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  1. Katrina

    Great concise information. Thankyou.

    August 4, 2017 at 3:45 PM

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