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Banff Upper Hot Springs

1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-762-1515
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Ranked #19 of 37 activities in Banff
Type: Spas, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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.... more » 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. « less
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of hype about the Upper Hot Springs and while in Banff my wife and I had every intention of visiting. We arrived with our costumes etc and looked over the railings into the pool and could not be impressed at all, it just looked like any other open pool at home. Alright, it is the hot... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came to the hot springs as we were driving through Canada. I was so excited as I'd never seen or been to one. What I expected in my mind was the exact opposite of what we found - A PACKED swimming pool with hot spring water. We actually had to wait for people to get out... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Upper Hot Springs Pool was just super in a picturesque setting. The pool was clean and we could sit in the water as there was a parapet all around the pool.Though the water temperature was high but within seconds our body got acclimatized to it, and was a very relaxing experience. We got clean towels and lockers so was... More

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I expected more than what is basically a heated swimming pool. It was busy but it's not really a place for swimming, more just sitting around in the hot water so it was not much of an issue. Entry was cheap and it was nice and relaxing after a busy day so I did enjoy it.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Property is dated, but well kept up. Price is reasonable, especially for families. Parking is a short walk down the hill.

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went there after long day on the trail. It is a great place to relax. Soak in in the hot water and forget for a minute about everything. You can rent a towel and locker. It is a great facilities. Also it is cheap. You can spot a wildlife outside the pools. Worth to visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to the hotsprings on a Friday morning. The ticket was only around 8 dollars, so we expected it to be crowded. It turned out all right. It was rather relaxing experience, but we got bored within 30 minutes.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The pools are a tiled swimming pool-nothing exciting about it at all. It is close to the Gondola but you couldn't see the mountain due to cloud I did note in info . center a mention of Cave&Basin Center with the original bath house built in 1887-may be worth checking. There are many attractions in Banff-worth a 3 day visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Enjoyed our brief visit here. It's a bit crowded, but not too bad. I accidentally forgot my bathing suit and opted to rent one of their vintage style suits. It was fun (not terribly comfortable). It's cheap and nice for what it is. The pool is great and very relaxing. Nice for a short trip.

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San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Banff Hot Springs is really just a big warm outdoor pool with a view. The view definitely is nice, and the warmth of the water is definitely relaxing after a day of hiking, but the crowds of people and the fact that the spa is really a large swimming pool, leaves the experience as just OK. Reasonable costs, about $7... More

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