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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Hot springs & geysers, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
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Address: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1515
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Description: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid...
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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Something Hot for the Cold Outside

The Hot Springs was busy; but, was well worth the 20 minute wait to get into the pool. The pool temp was a perfect 104F (if I remember correctly). Fun to do in the cold winter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Odessa, Florida
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Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Hot Springs was busy; but, was well worth the 20 minute wait to get into the pool. The pool temp was a perfect 104F (if I remember correctly). Fun to do in the cold winter and a pretty setting too. Bring flip flops when in the changing room and showers. ...

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Williston pk., New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We did some touring around Banff and ended the day at the hot springs. This is a man made outdoor hot springs ,the view from the pool is breathtaking. We were there in the late afternoon ,so we did not have the sun shinning on us. The temp of the pool is about 104,so it is very comfortable in the... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time visiting a hot springs pool and I loved it!! It was a great experience, and the water was so nice and relaxing. I went at night, which was neat, but if I go again I would do it during the day to see the beautiful views!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing after a day of skiing. The baths are in the open air, with a terrific view of the firmament on a clear night.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The hot springs are easy to get to. Just get the roam bus to Sulfur mountain for $2 one way. The views are great looking out over Banff. Towel and swim suits can be rented. Lockers are $1 (non refundable). You walk into the pool from inside via a ramp and open the door to get outside. There is a... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A lovely hot pool with a view that just can't be better. Clean facilities. Showers are terrible though, rinse quickly and save the actual cleaning for your hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were looking forward to experiencing the Hot Springs, after a long day skiing, but after peeking our heads over the wall, to see how busy it was we decided it was really too crowded, and didn't want to add to the human stew !!!! Think we arrived at about 5:30pm, so maybe its quieter at othe times.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Theres nothing better than spending a day on the slopes and coming back to chillax in the hot springs. Especially in winter if you go at the right time theres not a lot of people. The water is over 40 degrees celcius and you have to have a strong tolerance to heat to be able to stay in fully submerged.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The pool open long hour and it is a good place to visit after a long hike or ski and soak away the tiring muscle.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The location and the 'tucked away' setting is most delightful. Even in August, when you would expect it to be hot, the location had a nice breeze and not at all crowded, which we expected.

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