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Two women soaking in Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff Upper Hot Springs

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Hours

Hours of operation

Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs is first come, first served. Reservations and pre-booked tickets are not available.

Winter hours of operation

Open Daily:

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 

Last entry at 9:30 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

Banff Upper Hot Springs is open on Canadian holidays including Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, and Easter Monday.

Last updated: January 3, 2023

Prices

Prices

Single Entry

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Child (under 3)

Senior (65+)

Family

Extra youth

$16.50

$14.25

Free

$14.25

$53.00

$7.75

Locker token included.

Group Rates

10 or more people

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Senior (65+)

$15.00

$13.00

$13.00

Groups must arrive together and pay together in one transaction.

Locker token included.

Books of Ten

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Senior (65+)

$149.75

$129.25

$129.25

Tickets are transferable and do not expire.

Tickets can be redeemed at any Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facility.  

Locker token included.

Annual Pass

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Child (under 3)

Senior (65+)

Family

Extra youth

$220.50

$187.50

Free

$187.50

$652.75

$93.75

Locker token not included.

* Available in the following combination of four family members (maximum 2 people aged 18 or older)  

  • two adults and two youths 

  • one adult and three youths 

  • two seniors and two youths 

  • one senior, one adult, and two youths 

  • four youths (siblings)

 

Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older 

Three visit punch card

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Child (under 3)

Senior (65+)

Family

Extra youth

$45.00

$38.75

Free

$38.75

$144.50

$21.25

Valid for three visits within a five-day period.

Passes are not transferable between users.

Passes can be redeemed at any Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facility within validity period.  

Locker token included.

Four visit punch card

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Child (under 3)

Senior (65+)

Family

Extra youth

$57.00

$49.25

Free

$49.25

$183.25

$27.25

Valid for four visits within a seven-day period.

Passes are not transferable between users.

Passes can be redeemed at any Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facility within validity period.  

Locker token included.

Midweek 5 visit punch card

Adult (18-64)

Youth (3-17)

Child (under 3)

Senior (65+)

Family

Extra youth

$71.25

$61.50

Free

$61.50

$229.00

$34.00

Valid for five visits on Mondays through Thursdays between the Tuesday following Labour Day and the Thursday before June 30 each year.

Passes cannot be used on blackout dates*.

Passes are not transferable between users.

Passes can be redeemed at any Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facility within validity period.  

Locker token included.

Rental Fees

Additional locker tokens

Towel

Swimsuit

$1.25

$2.00

$2.00

Blackout dates

*Shoulder season and midweek punch card blackout days 

Shoulder season eight visit punch card - Blackout dates apply from May 1 until September 30 and during the Friday through Monday period encompassing Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter, and Remembrance Day weekends. Passes are not valid between December 22, 2023, and January 2, 2024.  

Midweek five visit punch card - Blackout dates apply from June 29 to September 4, 2023, and during the Friday through Monday period encompassing Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter, and Remembrance Day weekends. Passes are not valid between December 22, 2023, and January 2, 2024. 

Directions

Directions

Banff Upper Hot Springs is located near the top of Sulphur Mountain, 4 km south of the town of Banff.

 

  • 1 Mountain Ave, Banff AB T1L 1K2

  • 115.5606 °W 51.1506 °N

  • 129 km west of Calgary

  • 25 km east of the Castle Mountain Junction (Trans-Canada Highway)

 

There is limited parking at Banff Upper Hot Springs. Please consider using public transit or taxi.

 

By bus

Banff Upper Hot Springs can be reached by ROAM bus Route 1. Take route 1 up Sulphur Mountain to the Upper Hot Springs parking lot then follow the sidewalk along the road up a short hill to Banff Upper Hot Springs.

 

By car

Follow Banff Avenue over the Bow River and turn left (east) at the traffic lights (T-intersection). Keep right onto Mountain Avenue then follow the signs for Banff Upper Hot Springs for 3.6 km up Sulphur Mountain. Take the first exit out of the traffic circle to enter the Upper Hot Springs parking lot. From the parking lot, follow the short uphill sidewalk to Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Parking

Limited parking for cars, RVs and motor coaches is available. Motor coaches and RVs are required to park in the back lot where there is more space to maneuver.

 

Accessible parking is available next to the Upper Hot Springs Bathhouse.

Pool rentals

Pool rental

Pool rentals are not available.

 

Please continue to watch our website for updates. 

Man and woman in pool at Banff Upper Hot Springs
Current conditions

Current conditions

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Water flow

Weather

Temperature

The flow of natural spring water in the Banff Upper Hot Springs is currently insufficient to fill the pool. Until natural flows increase in springtime, heated municipal water will be added to the pool. 

Learn more.

Water temperature is currently between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius or 98 and 104 Fahrenheit.

Thermal waters pass

Thermal Waters Pass

Splash into the Past! 

 

Visit two great Parks Canada sites for one low price.

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 National Historic Site.

Learn about the hot springs’ rich history from their initial use by Indigenous People, to their role in the establishment of Canada’s first national park and the world-class experience they are today. This is your chance to discover Banff’s rich hot springs history for yourself.

 

Learn more

Amenities

Amenities

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Change rooms

Men’s, women’s and accessible change rooms are located in the facility. Washrooms, showers and one-time use lockers are all located in the change rooms.

Visitors must shower with soap prior to entering the pools.

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Gift shop

Take home the perfect souvenir from our on-site gift shop! A wide range of keepsakes and practical items are available for purchase.

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Food

The Banff Upper Hot Springs Café is located on the upper level of the bathhouse and includes ample seating to catch up with friends and family over a meal or coffee. Grab a snack, drop by for lunch or cool off with an ice cream after your soak.

Accessibility

Accessibility
Wheelchair

Banff Upper Hot Springs strives to provide an accessible and inclusive facility for all visitors. Accessible parking, elevator access and ramps are located throughout the facility. Submersible wheel chairs are available for use entering and exiting the pool.

 

Learn more about accessibility at the hot springs by clicking here.

Things to do

Things to do

Banff Upper Hot Springs is located near the top of Sulphur Mountain. While you are in the area, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the deck overlooking the hot springs, or purchase our Thermal Waters Pass and enjoy entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site for one low price!

Up for more? Get your heart pumping on a 13 km (return), 750 m elevation gain hike to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site to experience the ultimate view of the town of Banff.  

To learn more about things to do in Banff click here.

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