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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 #28 of 56 Activities in Banff
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness
Owner description: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath...
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness
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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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

if you go to Banff you need to experience the Hot Springs. The setting is beautiful overlooking the mountains, and it is easy to get to either by car or public transit. Well worth the effort / cost of admission.

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Perth, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The hot springs were not quite what we expected. It is one large outdoor hot pool. And that's it. Very nice and relaxing, so long as the other guests are not too rowdy. It's pretty cheap, so didn't feel disgruntled that it wasn't more. Tip of the day: leave your towel in your locker. Not fun when someone nicks your... More 

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Alicante Province, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Ridgemont Hotel just below the hot springs and walked up there on a very cold morning. We were provided with towels at reception and then went through to get changed and head for the baths. It was wonderful to swim about or just sit in the lovely hot water and relax as it warmed us through... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Whenever we have company they like to go to Hot Springs. It is nice to go to any hot springs but these are small and usually very crowded. It is like a warm bath. The change rooms are not up to cleanliness as they should be. I always question how sanitary it is to be in a smaller hot pool... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here - it is a large swimming pool as some folks complained, but the views are spectacular and the water so comfortable. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds...we went at 10am and it was a perfect time. Showers and a locker room are available, as are towel rentals for a small fee... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After visiting some natural hot springs in Iceland, I had high hopes for my visit to the Banff Upper hot springs, however I left feeling rather disappointed and deflated. The changing room wasn't very clean and whilst I appreciate that its difficult to keep it clean when people are trudging through snow and ice outside repeatedly, I still expect the... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a nice activity on a ski-free day in Banff. Great to ease the aching muscles and lovely views from the pool There are changing rooms/showers and lockers on site. You need a 1 dollar coin for the locker and this is not returned so be sure you have everything in/out of the locker before locking it. There are... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a very cool place!!! The price is excellent! The water is a lovely warm temperature and it was great to relax in the hot springs and soak the cares away!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My friend took me along to the hot springs after a few hours Nordic skiing, & I am so pleased he did! 40degC in the water, with -5degC out, light snow & a view to die for.....what is not to like!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited the Hot springs after whole day of snowboarding/skiing/tubing on Mt Norquay. Lots of people - had to get Loony ( Can $1.00) for lockers - messed up first time . Do not put Loony in until ready to close and that releases key. One time use only. If reopened have to put in another Loony!!!! The Hot springs... More 

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