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Upper Hot Springs

Location: Banff National Park, Banff Townsite, at the end of Tunnel Mountain Drive, AB, Canada, UTM: 11U 600570 E / 5667686 N

Vital Statistics: Elevation: 1625 Metres (5,330 Feet)  

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Topographic Map: 82o04 Banff

Description: Recently renovated, the Upper Hot Springs is the busiest in the Rockies. With a source temperature of 47.3C (117.1F), they are not the hottest, but their location ensures year-round visitation. The springs are located at an elevation of 1584 m. (5196 ft). The average discharge is 545 litres/minute. A strong smell of sulphur stings the nose at first, but quickly the nostrils become used to its pungent aroma and suddenly the odour is no longer apparent. The pool has been recently renovated, and included many long-needed repairs.

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