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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Address: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1515
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Ranked #25 of 53 Activities in Banff
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Owner description: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house—against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot water where travelers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century. Banff’s premier attraction features: a day spa, outdoor terrace, Wonder of water hydrology exhibit and historic swimsuits (1920's) for rent. It also offers an outfitters gift store and the Upper Hot Springs Café.
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Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Most hotels have hot tubs that have better views and cleaner changing rooms. Not too sure if any of "the minerals" are even in the water. At least pools like this down south have swim up bars!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went later in the evening following supper, it was not very busy which was nice. The water was hot and relaxing. The change rooms were clean.

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Nanton, Alberta, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We traveled to Banff for our anniversary and decided to spend an afternoon at the hot springs and spa. We enjoyed the steam room and a couples massage followed by a soak in the hot springs - loved every minute of it!

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Melbourne, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are visiting the hot spring in the spring time, the "actual hot spring water" may be substituted with city tap water. I was surprised to find this out, when I enquired at the desk asking why the water seemed "different". I am an avid hot springer, the water is usually high in minerals like magnesium, so soaking in... More

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Montreal, Canada
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92 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

The springs are up on a mountain so you have a great view. One of the fist places that I visit with reasonnable prices. They are prepared for those visitors who did not plan bringing a bathing suit , they rent you one for 1.90$...and a towel for the same price. Bathing in the hot water with the mountain view... More

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Maple Creek, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I understand that it is in Banff..so it's a bit pricey, too many people in there are once. and I was going to send my 12 year old daughter in with my 16 year old niece who is starting her life guard training..and was told that was not allowed as my daughter has to be 14 or some stupid age.... More

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

While in Banff take the time to go up to sulphur mont. Enjoy the amazing views of the Rockies looking down on to Banff, after taking the gondola up the mont. Then relax in the hot springs at the foot of the mont. It was amazing and strange and the same being so warm while sitting in bathers within the... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This historic hot springs is easy to get too, just a few minutes from town center by car. the history comes to life with a relaxing soak int the spring pool sourounded by the majictic rockys.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My brother and I walked here from Banff last year. We were lucky enough to see some Caribou on the way. They looked so peaceful sitting on the snow! This is a wonderful place where you can relax and take in the majestic scenery that is all around! Even though it was so cold we were fine due to the... More

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Shropshire, England
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42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Relax and enjoy the hot pool outdoors, hop out and roll around in the snow then dunk yourself back in the hot pool............. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm happy to say I've experienced this place. Very cool!

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