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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 39 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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Moss Point,Ms
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I wanted to experience the hot springs that everyone was telling him about. It seemed like a romantic place we could go and relax for a bit after our journey around the town. NO It was like a community swimming pool over crowed and do not look a thing like the pics they have put on the... More

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have never been to a hot springs before so I never expected anything spectacular. We got in and yes they recommend 10 Minutes but we was there for a good hour and only left because the wife started to feel faint. The springs was at 41C whilst we was there. We went first thing in the morning so it... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Wow what a lovely view. It is very hot incredible to believe that it is natural. The changing area and showers were good. It would be improved if the pool areas were enhanced with rocks.

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Victoria, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyable. Hot springs were about 40 degrees and were perfect. View was nice. You could rent suits, towels and lockers if needed. Price was right too! One caution it tarnished my silver bracelet. Easily fixable but in case you want to leave your silver at home.

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Wellingborough
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting hot spriings and pool. Resort set up in late 1800s, still magic today, especially stream outlet beside path and going away going down mountain. Would be good to visit after walk down mountain or at night!

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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I had the most wonderful soak after a day of exploring and gondola rides. Being close to town it was super easy to get to with plenty of parking or public transit access. I have heard this location can be very busy but we lucked out and the pool wasn't too crowded. Tons of lockers available and clean shower facilities.... More

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Caledon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This public pool was beautiful and clean but on a warm day the water was almost too hot to get into. The day we were there it was 40 degrees celsius.

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Georgetown, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The upper hot springs will be the best $7 that you spend in Banff. The facilities are nice. The pool is a good size with lots of seating area. It was so relaxing sitting in the warm mineral water, talking with friends at staring at the incredible mountain vistas surrounding us. This was awesome.

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Leeds UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to the Hot Springs on a snowy cold day in September. Views were poor because of cloud but it was a unique and relaxing experience for an hour. Not too crowded, reasonably priced and convenient.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It had finely stopped snowing, but everything was overcast. We needed to something completely different. This fit the bill well. The "spring" is a large pool that ranges from not terribly deep to ankle deep. The pool has jets as well. Towels, lockers, and even swimsuits are for rent. In a city that is known to be expensive, this was... More

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