Banff Upper Hot Springs is open from Friday to Tuesday each week.

Wait times may change during peak visitor hours.

Your health and safety is our first priority. Appropriate lifeguard-to-patron ratios will be maintained at all times which may affect pool capacity limits.

For up-to-date hours visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs website.

One of Banff National Park's greatest traditions is visiting the Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. Relaxing in the outdoor pool among the jagged peaks of Rundle and Cascade Mountains is a magical experience that has drawn visitors to Banff since 1886.

The bath house is a federal heritage building. Interpretive exhibits celebrate the glorious history of this iconic place and help visitors learn about the nature of hot springs.

Top 5 minerals

The top five minerals found in the Banff Upper Hot Springs are:

  • Sulphate 572 mg/l
  • Calcium 205 mg/l
  • Bicarbonate 134 mg/l
  • Magnesium 42 mg/l
  • Sodium 6.6 mg/l

Water temperature is kept between 37 and 40 ºC (98 and 104 ºF).