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.
Rain or snow, relax in the soothing Hot springs pool with the modern amenities in the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
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?
Adult (18 – 64 years) -$8.30
Youth (3 – 17 years) – $6.30
Child (under 3) – Free
Senior (65+) – $7.30
Swimsuit $1.90 Towel $1.90 Locker $1.00
Last admission – ½ hour before closing time.
When to visit Banff Upper Hot Springs?
Hours Banff Upper Hot Springs
Late Fall to Late Spring (including Winter)
May 18 to October 14, 2018
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
October 15 to October 28, 2018 — Estimated dates of maintenance closure
(subject to change)
October 29, 2018 to May 16, 2019
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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.