Where to go for an Indoor Swim in Banff

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Written by Rick Wilson posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Where to go for an Indoor Swim in Banff

Banff National Park, Alberta

Swimming is cool. Or at least it is in Banff where nearly all of the rivers and lakes are glacially fed meaning that the water is cold enough to cause organs to retreat back into the body. Furthermore, it is cold a lot here anyway. Summer is gorgeous but it is only 4 short months long. So if you want to go for a swim in Banff without catching pneumonia, here are the best options:

Swimming is a great way to unwind after a day of hiking or skiing.

Banff Springs:

Pro’s – It is luxurious, there is a choice of mineral pool, indoor and outdoor pool with a thousand other options to spoil yourself. Did I mention it is very luxurious?!

Con’s – A few trips here if you aren’t staying would be enough to buy your own swimming pool!

Banff Centre – Sally Borden Gym

Pro’s – Beautiful location overlooking the Bow Valley and with mountain views everywhere. Only $10 drop in charge or $4 between 5 and 7pm. Friendly staff, nice cafeteria with view of swimming pool and mountains and a gentle, scenic walk back down to Banff.

There are a lot of activities to do in the towns of the Rockies like Banff and Lake Louise but having a swim is a great way to unwind after a day of hiking or skiing.

For more info:

Banff Fairmont Springs – 405 Spray Avenue

403 762 2211

Banff Sally Borden Gym

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

403.762.6450

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