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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 #21 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

the place gets pretty busy, consequently the changing and shower areas get dirty, the water is nice and hot at 104 degrees, the view is very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A tourist trap? Yes. Overpriced? A little. Crowded? Oh yeah! But overall an experience like no other. Relaxing and a real treat after a day on the road. There are some natural looking pools outside of the building that are free to soak your feet. We visited in August.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went with my husband and 2 small kids- we have been before and will come back again, the shallow pool was nice for the kids to play in while we sat in the deeper water that looks into the kids pool. Only draw back was an obviously intoxicated, annoying individual who wouldn't leave us alone... But that's not the fault... More

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London, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had done some research on the general area, and new this was a tourist attraction we wanted to visit. When you first arrive and smell the sulfur you are a little concerned that you are going to be sitting in the smell but you are not. Location is relatively easy to find. Although you have to be careful, as... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Relaxing soak. Good for some muscle & joint aches. Need more seating. Crowded during the summer but still worthwhile.

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Coaldale, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hot springs are a beautiful place, I would not my little children like I did 20 years ago. They enjoyed it for about 10 minutes and then they were bored. My wife absolutely loves it there and she could spend a couple of hours there relaxing and soaking. The only issue is that it gets very crowded with no... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the hot springs. We had gone up in the gondola and walked to the observatory and enjoyed a soak in the hot water. Another reviewer suggested a cold plunge pool, I agree, but nevertheless enjoyed a good hot soak. If you have any aches I am sure it will help.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Although this stop is at its best when you can enjoy the contrast of winter, we had a very good afternoon here. A cold pool or plunge would have been more effective than the shower but the history of this site wins over such details. Unfortunately the refreshment centre on the patio was in no hurry to open that afternoon... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We just finished having a relaxing soak. If you have muscle pain, I found it helped a lot!! A must if you like a hot soak. It was a beautiful view as well. The clouds were half cover the mountain you can see as you soak.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family had just finished a 3 day backpacking trip that wore us out when we recalled seeing this place in a brochure. We quickly changed out of our sweat soaked clothes into swimming suits and eased into the springs. Oh my goodness. Nothing could have felt better after our trek. I'm not an hot springs expert and so don't... More

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