Banff Upper Hot Springs

One of Banff National Park's greatest traditions is visiting the Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. 100% natural mineral water is flowing at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Relax 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 for schedules, fees and other transit information.

About Banff Upper Hot Springs

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn how COVID-19 may affect your visit.

Hours of Operation

Operating hours, maintenance, and unexpected closure updates.

Safety and guidelines

Rules, safety information and policies related to visiting Banff Upper Hot Springs


Single entry prices, daily entry prices, multi-entry passes, annual passes, and more.

Thermal Waters Pass

Combined entry to the Upper Hot Springs and Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

How to get there

Directions and map.

History of Banff Upper Hot Springs

Timeline of the facility’s development.

The water

Water and geology of the Upper Hot Springs

How to reach us

Contact information.

Travel trade

Information for tour operators.

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).

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