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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 38 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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St. Catharines, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Did a 3 day tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks. What an amazing place. We sometimes forget Canada has the most amazing scenery in the world. Wildlife everywhere. We saw bears, cariboo, long horned sheep and deer. The Columbia Ice Glacier is a must see. Lake Louise is a place everyone needs to visit. The drive through the mountains... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

good place to relax , nothing too special about it. The place is a nice complement to all the attractions around the town of banff

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Zurich, Switzerland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
7 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We arrived at around 5pm, there was no line and we got in right away. The changing area was one of the most revolting places I ever had to put my naked feet on, everything was wet, it smelled of mould and pee from the toilet which was in the same space as the showers of which half were not... More

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portland, or
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We had a surprise snowstorm the first night of our arrival. Being outside in bathing suits in the hot pool with snow falling all around was magical. We loved the international-ness of it too, meeting people from Australia, England, Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA.

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Cambridge, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited the Springs after 9 pm. Very relaxing! They have towels and lockers to rent. Visited this after dinner at the Rimrock dining room! It was not as busy this time at night and therefore we could really enjoy the soak

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Banff Hot Springs are in a great location and therefore, lots of people visit there everyday. We thought going early in the afternoon will make for a shorter wait and less people, which was sort of true, but even with less people, the pool was simply overcrowded. The wait was about 20-30min to get inside, there was hardly any space... More

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Although it's not well marked, I took the trek from the Banff Springs up to the Upper Springs which is a nice walk, it would be even nicer if it was signed, as originally I found myself in another hotel. The springs are lovely and have a great view, but maybe attract a different clientele, hence I preferred those in... More

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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Born in Alberta I visited the Hot Springs a number of times. Even though i live in Sedona Arizona now, I still like to go to the Hot Springs when I visit Alberta. The Springs are relaxing and have a large pool to accommodate the all the people who come to soak and relax. A cold pool would be great... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great scenery and setting, walking up hill from parking lot, into a welcome center, paying for access was a bit tedious, however, the swimsuit rental really wigged me out! A large hot swimming pool with tons of people and not a lot of seating and no shade. However, if you have a hankering to get into a hot spring jet... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well Priced for what you get. Really you can't beat sitting in cold snowy air in a warm hot springs taking in views of some of Canadas best wilderness!

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