Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff National Park

Banff Upper Hot Springs



Year round, Hours Vary

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

To Roam bus – Route 1 gets you to the Hot Springs.

How much to visit Banff Upper Hot Springs?

Banff Upper Hot Springs Admission/fees/Prices /Rates

Adult (18 – 64 years) – $8.48

Youth (3 – 17 years) – $7.46

Child (under 3) – Free

Senior (65+) – $7.46


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

Banff Upper Hot Springs will reopen from Friday to Tuesday beginning July 23, 2021.

The Upper Hot Springs are closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last entry is 5:00 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).

Amenities & accessibility at the Banff Upper Hot Springs

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

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


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Posted in Hot Springs, Nature and Water Activities

2 Tips for your trip!

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  1. Katrina

    Great concise information. Thankyou.

    August 4, 2017 at 3:45 PM
  2. Logan P

    Pleiadas Spa at Banff Upper Hot Springs has been closed for the past couple of years and has no plan on being re-opened.

    September 26, 2018 at 4:59 PM

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