Operated by Parks Canada under the banner of the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, Miette, Radium and Banff Upper Hot Springs played a vital role in the establishment of Canada’s system of national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, and have welcomed visitors for over a century.
In 1994, the Hot Springs Enterprise Unit was created to manage Radium, Miette, and Banff Upper Hot Springs in Kootenay, Jasper and Banff National Parks respectively. Prior to that, each facility operated as its own independent entity. Today, the iconic Canadian Rockies Hot Springs are a beloved Canadian Signature Experience, each with their own unique qualities.
Sitting at 1,585 meters or 5,200 feet above sea-level, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the highest elevation operational hot spring in Canada. From the pool deck and upper terrace, the facility is surrounded by stunning bird-eye views of the Spray River Valley and Mount Rundle.
Nestled in Sinclair Canyon, Radium Hot Springs’ water emerges from the ground colourless and odourless. This is due to hydrogen sulphide in the water being exposed to oxygen in underground caves before it travels to the surface. The unique canyon location provides lucky visitors with the rare opportunity to watch wildlife including Bighorn Sheep occasionally scale the surrounding rock walls.
Miette Hot Springs’ sources produces the hottest mineral water in the Canadian Rockies. The natural hot springs water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F),and is then cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40°C (104°F) as it enters the hot springs pools. Located in the east end of Jasper National Park, this remote attraction provides the ultimate opportunity to disconnect and enjoy stunning hiking on the Sulfur Skyline trail followed by a relaxing soak that is sure to ease tired muscles.
The Canadian Rockies Hot Spring offers relaxing and memorable experiences to visitors of all ages and abilities. The facilities are family-friendly and have accessible change rooms, washrooms, and parking. Whether you are skiing, hiking, camping, or just passing through the Canadian Rockies, drop by and experience the panoramic views and relaxation of the natural spring water for yourself!