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Miette Hot Springs

Location: Jasper National Park, East of Jasper, at the end of the 17.5 km Miette Hot Springs Road, AB, Canada, UTM: 11U 448268 E / 5887059 N

Vital Statistics: Elevation: 1372 Metres (4,500 Feet)  

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Topographic Map: 83f04 Miette

Description: These very hot springs, the hottest in the Canadian Rockies, bubble to the surface along Sulphur Creek, a tributary of the Fiddle River. For many years, accessing the curative waters required a long, rough horsepack trip. Finally, in 1932 the road was completed, and in 1936 the first true aquacourt was opened. The pool has recently been redeveloped to accommodate larger numbers of visitors, and is located at the end of the 17.5 km. (10.9 mi.) Miette Hot Springs Road to the east of Jasper.

There are three springs in the area, one near the pool and to others nearby. The springs range in temperature over the course of the year, varying between 46.7C (116F) and 53.9C (129F)

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