Banff Hotsprings, Canadian Rockies

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Written by Administrator posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Experience Banff’s hotsprings in the Canadian Rockies

All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in Banff National Park’s Upper Hot Springs. The Banff Upper Hot Springs are have splendid, historic spa and bath house – against a backdrop of spectacular Canadian Rockies alpine scenery.

Banff's upper hot springs.

Banff's upper hot springs.

Here you can relax in the comfort of soothing hot water, where travelers have come for more than a century to enjoy the 1930s heritage bathhouse and the outdoor, spring-fed hot pool with view of famous Mount Rundle.

The hot springs are family friendly, with a children’s wading area, and spacious change rooms with heated floors that include family change / unit room. The hot springs also have a day spa that offers a variety massage therapies, steam room, aromatherapy, and wellness treatments.

Interestingly, it was a dispute over ownership of these hot springs that triggered the development of Canada’s first national park in 1885.

Banff’s Upper Hot Springs are located 128 km west of Calgary, 25 km east of the Castle Mountain Junction (Trans-Canada Highway). The Upper Hot Springs are on Mountain Avenue, four kilometres south of the Town of Banff. Follow Banff Avenue over the Bow River and turn left (east) at the last set of traffic lights. Follow the signs for 3.6 km to the Hot Springs parking lot at the end of Mountain Avenue.

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Interested in even more hot water?

To enjoy even more of the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, visit Radium Hot Springs in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia and Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park, Alberta.

Radium Hot Springs (250) 347-9485 pools are open year round and located 103 km south west of the Trans Canada Highway (Castle Junction in Banff National Park) on Highway 93. Arriving from the north or south? Radium Hot Springs pools are located 3 km north east of the Highway 93 and 95 junction.

Miette Hot Springs (403) 866-3939 located in the heart of the Fiddle Valley are open from May until October. Arriving from the west? Miette Hot Springs are located 44 km east of the Jasper townsite and 17 km south on the Miette Road. Arriving from the east? We’re 31 km from Hinton, 3 km from the Jasper National Park east gate and 17 km up the Miette Road. Look for the signs and the Pocohantus bungalows and campground on Highway 16.

Questions:

Contact the Banff Upper Hot Springs Pool directly at 1-403-762-1515 or call our North American toll free Pool Information Line at 1-800-767-1611.

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