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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 #27 of 55 Activities in Banff
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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, Wellness & Spas
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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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Banff Hot springs should be renamed Banff Warm springs. They used to be quite hot - in recent months - they are cooler than my bath water. The showers are ALWAYS cold. Heaven knows what bacteria is making it into the pool as I see so many people skipping out on taking a shower. The floor in the changing rooms... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Extremely warm which is better if cooler outside. Inexpensive. Bit of a walk from parking lot for older people but does have a drop off at too of hill. Gets over crowded. Worth a visit.

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Maffra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The first thing that I noticde was how clean the shower rooms/change area was. Good space for all your clothes and boots in the lockers You can hire a towel or bathing suit if you like, I brought my own, there was not a lot of people in the pool, which was the way I liked it. The temp. was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great value at $30 for a family and the view whilst the muscles were treated to the lovely spa waters were breath taking.

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Vernon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I love all hot springs! This one has nice mountains surrounding it, but the pool is quite small. And if it is busy, then not as enjoyable. There is no natural source feeding the hot springs that I could see, which was disappointing. Nice to relax in the hot pool after a cold day of rain! The walk up from... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The key to enjoying this attraction is managing your expectations. You will share the experience with lots of other tourists. Do not let this prevent you from visiting. This is a special site and you should make time for it at least once. If you go early in the morning, there will be fewer people. I visited around 10:30 am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love this place, we've been here several times, come back each time we're in the area. Perfect spot to go after a day of playing in the snow to warm up and relax.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Gross. We were so disappointed after reading about how amazing and wonderful this attraction was. After a wonderful day in Banff, we followed the advise of hotel staff to visit the Springs in the evening, as the warm water against the cool air makes it a better experience. We had dinner, changed into our bathing suits, and headed up the... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hot water from natural hot springs at 39 degrees keeping you warm, or yes even hot set against snow clad trees, ice on the walls and snow capped roofs. One comes awzy feeling magestically suspended in time and space, and oh so relaxed! This facility is run by the National Park Service and open year round save Christmas. Can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a neat experience especially after walking all day. I was a bit self conscious due to the number of people but they are not really looking so whatever! The change rooms were crowded and the shower room was filled with 20 naked ladies which I had to get filter through to get to the springs lol! It was... More 

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