Bathing at the Upper Hot Springs in Banff National Park

    Banff Upper Hot Springs are the last remaining Banff sulphur springs open to the public for bathing. The springs were discovered in 1883 by three rail workers who stumbled across hot water and steam flowing out of a cave on the lower slopes of Sulphur Mountain.

    The Banff Hot Springs have long been reputed for their healing properties, and people flocked to the springs in the late 19th century to take advantage of the “water cure” craze. Today, visitors can still enjoy the soothing waters of the mineral-rich springs.

    The Banff Hot Springs are open year-round, and sunset is a


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