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.

Transit is the easiest way to enjoy Banff Upper Hot Springs.

From downtown Banff take route 1 “Sulphur Mountain”. Buses run every 20 minutes during our regular hours of operation.

Parking at Banff Upper Hot Springs is limited and fills quickly. Visit roamtransit.com for schedules, fees and other transit information.

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).