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Banff Upper Hot Springs

1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
+1 403-762-1515
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Was expecting a little more...

Its basically just a hot man made pool with nice views. We went late at night and it was packed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kellylouisegibson
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Not a bad place to visit

I was expecting more from the Banff Upper Hot Springs. There are nice views, and the water is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LittleLadyG
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Saint John, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
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+1 403-762-1515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its basically just a hot man made pool with nice views. We went late at night and it was packed out. I wouldn't go to this one again I'd probably try the radium hot springs if I was to go again.

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Reviewed yesterday

I was expecting more from the Banff Upper Hot Springs. There are nice views, and the water is very warm and soothing. However, it felt more like a crowded swimming pool than a special experience. Try going very early in the morning or late a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my first time ever visiting the hot springs having lived in Alberta all my life. I was not disappointed. I'm not sure about other reviews here but I went with my friend and her daughter and had a great time. We went mid...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This us a really nice place to spend and hour.The view from the hot pools is awesome. The water was 39 degrees which was quite warm being as the out side temperature was 32. Changing rooms were cleaned often. You can rent towels if need...More

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a scenic way to relax sore muscles after a day of hiking or on the slopes. The view is spectacular but the pools are busy, even in the late evening.

Thank Meredith C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the amount of people that were shoved into the pool. There was barely any room to move. I would recommend maybe trying to go at night or early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the Banff (incidently Banff In Scotland is a friendly and more genuine place to visit) Upper Hot Springs and went for a dook. It is overpriced and tiny. The water is hot and chlorinated .. no trace of the suposedly health giving sulphur. My...More

2  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The springs felt like an iconic thing to do while in the Canadian Rockies. This was organized and clean and checked the box. The views were beautiful. Definitely crowded and a bit like a cattle call though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These hot springs are up the road towards the Fairmount Hotel in Banff but instead of going left to the Fairmount you go right up to the hot springs. We had to wait in a long line to get in but it moved relatively fast....More

1  Thank donih
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this would be great but it’s a pool that is chlorinated and heated by the spring water. Wouldn’t go again.

1  Thank Alex S
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Pam R
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Jenn_321-go | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the afternoon, it was busier than if you went in the morning but nothing unreasonable. The evening is supposed to be good as it gets dusk/dark.
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Rick M
January 11, 2018|
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Response from 4Ballet | Reviewed this property |
They are open year round they only closed recently for renovations :)
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jz52
December 15, 2017|
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Response from nstrukoff | Reviewed this property |
They don't do reservations at the hot springs. It's just like an outdoor community pool- arrive, pay and enter!
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