• General entry

    Soak in some history!

    Located on Sulphur mountain, 1500 m above sea level, Canada’s highest elevation operating hot springs is ready to welcome you. Set against a backdrop of magnificent alpine scenery, this historic bathhouse is the perfect place to relax.

    Soak in the steamy hot pool where travellers have come to “take the waters” for over a century.

    Start the day off right with a relaxing soak, or easy your tired muscles after an epic day of hiking or skiing. Located 4 km form downtown Banff, the Upper Hot Springs are easily reached by bus, taxi or car. Swimsuit, locker and towel rentals available. Gift shop and cafe with terrace on site.

    Dates

    Open daily, year round

    Services available in both English and French

    Hours of operation

    Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available. Advanced booking not required.

    Prices

    Groups of 10 or more (per person entry, must be paid in single transaction):

    Adult - $7.35
    Senior – $6.40
    Youth* - $6.40

    Individual entry:

    Adult - $8.30
    Senior - $7.30
    Youth* - $6.30
    *Locker token not included

    Rentals:

    Towels - $1.90 each
    Swimsuits - $1.90 each
    Additional locker token - $1
    Contact us for commercial rates

    Reservations

    Banff Upper Hot Springs operates on a first come, first serve basis and does not accept reservations during regular business hours.

    Travel trade

    • Suitable for small to large groups
    • Suitable for FIT(Fully Independent Travelers)
    • Fully Accessible
    • Motorcoach parking available
    • On site café/restaurant
    • Washrooms on site
    • Gift shop
  • Pool rental

    Escape the crowds!

    Enjoy a truly unique experience with a private pool rental at Banff Upper Hot Springs. Lie back, let the hot water sooth your tired muscles and soak the hot springs in all their bliss, privately and uninterrupted. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and large groups looking to experience Banff’s hot springs history on their own schedule.

    Start or end your group’s day of adventure with a private soak in Canada’s highest elevation operating hot springs. Located 4 km from downtown Banff, the Upper Hot Springs are accessible by bus, taxi or car. Swimsuit, locker and towel rentals available.

    Dates

    Open daily, year round.

    Available for the hour before and hour after regular business hours. Not available on statutory holidays and long weekends. Services available in both English and French

    Hours of operation

    Reservation required at least three weeks in advance. Contact hot.springs@pc.gc.ca for information and bookings.

    Prices

    $269.90 for 1-60 people.

    $3.95 for each additional person.

    $1 per person for locker rental.

    Reservations

    Private Pool Rentals must be booked three weeks in advance by emailing hot.springs@pc.gc.ca

    Payment due two weeks prior to visit. Cancellations require minimum two weeks’ notice.

    Travel trade

    • Suitable for small to large groups
    • Only available during hour before or hour after regular hours of operation.
    • Not available on long weekends and statutory holidays
    • Fully Accessible
    • Motorcoach parking available
    • Washrooms on site
  • Thermal waters pass

    “Splash into the Past!”

    Treasured by Indigenous Peoples and coveted by explorers and travellers, experience Banff’s rich hot springs history for yourself. Learn about the hot springs’ rich history from their initial discovery by Indigenous People, to their role in the establishment of Canada’s first national park and the world-class experience they are today with a visit to Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

    Start your day with a relaxing soak in the hot pool at Banff Upper Hot Springs then dry off and take a trip back in time at the Cave and Basin. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of rich cultural treasure as you learn about Banff’s smallest endangered species, the Banff Springs’ snail, take a stroll on the board walk trails and explore the cave that started it all. Gift shops on site at Banff Upper Hot Springs and Cave and Basin. Cafe on site at Banff Upper Hot Springs.

    Dates

    Services available in both English and French.

    Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available. Advanced booking not required.

    Banff Upper Hot Springs - open daily, year round.

    Hours of operation

    Cave and Basin National Historic Site – open year round.

    Hours of operation

    Prices

    Contact us for combined pass program details and commercial rates.

    Reservations

    Available through pre-approved voucher only.

    Banff Upper Hot Springs and Cave and Basin National Historic Site operate on a first come, first served basis.

    Reservations not required.

    Travel trade

    • Suitable for small to large groups
    • Suitable for FIT(Fully Independent Travelers)
    • Fully Accessible
    • Motorcoach parking available
    • On site café/restaurant
    • Washrooms on site
    • Gift shop