Banff Upper Hot Springs is currently closed to help limit the spread of Covid-19. This closure aligns with the Province of Alberta’s provincial health regulations.

Reopening and trip planning information will be posted on our website once this iconic facility is permitted to reopen.

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.

This 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).