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Miette Hot Springs in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Nothing is more relaxing than soaking in the hottest mineral pools of the Canadian Rockies

Best time: early May-early October

Miette Hot Springs
Miette Hot Springs

The Miette Hot Springs includes two cold pools and two hot pools located in Alberta's Jasper National Park. It was originally built out of logs and moss by coal miners. Each hot spring in the Rocky Mountains has a different mix of temperature, gases, and minerals. Water in the Miette Hot Springs is rich in potassium, calcium, and sulfate, and is heated by the earth's crust. The water here is regularly tested for quality and the average temperature stands at 37°C and 40°C.

The hot springs are usually open to visitors between early May and early October. Apart from taking a dip in nature's pool, taking a hike is another great option as many trails are located near the hot springs. This is an outstanding destination for a day of sightseeing, wildlife watching or relaxing.

Practical info

When can visitors go to the Miette Hot Springs?

The Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park opens from early May until early October. It is normally available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily but these hours may be adjusted due to weather conditions. Show more

Where can you find the Miette Hot Springs?

The Miette Hot Springs are nestled in Jasper National Park, Canada's biggest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Additionally, it is located along Miette Road, 61 km northeast of Jasper, Alberta, and is only reachable with personal transportation. Show more

What are the elements in the water at the Miette Hot Springs?

Visitors to the Miette Hot Springs will soak in the mineral-rich water composed of potassium, calcium and sulfate that have therapeutic benefits on skin, muscles, and joints. Aside from that, visitors can alternatively indulge in the hot and cold water pools; temperature varies from 37°C to 40°C.y. Plus, the water source is renewed from nearby aquifers. Show more

What is the Miette Hot Springs' background?

The discovery of the Miette Hot Springs dates back to the early 1900s when the coal miners found it. The hot springs became known for its therapeutic benefits and quickly became popular with the locals as well. Subsequently, in the 1950s, these springs turned out to be a major tourist attraction and have undergone multiple refurbishments for ensuring visitor safety and maintaining the water quality. Show more

Besides soaking in the hot springs, what other activities are accessible?

The Miette Hot Springs offers visitors multiple options to choose from, including hiking trails such as Sulphur Skyline Trail and wildlife viewing tours. Additionally, the town of Jasper has several restaurants, galleries, and stores situated nearby. Visitors can choose to extend their stay in the area by booking camps or lodgings. Show more

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