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The Real Banff / Published: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:31

Relax in the Outdoor Hot Tubs in Banff and Lake Louise

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After a day spent playing on the ski hills or hiking through fresh snow, you return to your accommodation with the winter chill still clinging to your coat. You don your swimsuit and a cozy plush robe before venturing outside into the frosty air. You dare to dip your feet into the warm water of the hot tub and the steam encircles you as it drifts upwards. As you settle into the soothing heat, light flakes of snow begin to fall in the crisp air. You relax your tired muscles and breathe in the peace of this serene moment amongst the snow-covered peaks. 

Relax on a Rooftop

Moose Hotel & Suites: Located just a short walk from downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites is also home to the Meadow Spa & Pools. Take advantage of two spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Mount Royal Hotel: In the heart of iconic Banff Avenue, you will find the reimagined historic Mount Royal Hotel. Post-adventure, head to the rooftop for a dip in one of the outdoor hot tubs and soak in the surrounding views. 

Deer Lodge: Just a short walk from iconic Lake Louise, Deer Lodge started as a historic teahouse and was renovated, restored, and winterized to become the charming lodge it is today. The cozy outdoor mountain hot tub is a perfect finish to a day exploring Lake Louise. 

Enjoy a Quintessential Mountain Moment

Canalta Lodge: At Canalta Lodge you’re sure to find the perfect après activities for the whole group. The question is – will you dare to dip in the glacier plunge tub or stick solely to the outdoor hot tubs. Either way – be sure to enjoy a fireside smore as a sweet finish to your evening. 

Banff Aspen Lodge: Experience a stay in the newly renovated Banff Aspen Lodge. After a day of adventuring in the great outdoors or enjoying mountain cuisine from nearby local restaurants, venture out to the outdoor hot tub and fireplace to warm up and unwind. 

The Fox Hotel & SuitesThe Fox Hotel & Suites is located along beautiful Banff Avenue, just a short walk from downtown. For a truly unique experience, try their Cave & Basin-themed pool with an opening in the roof. Exploring the cave-themed hot pool and sauna makes for the perfect mountain memory. 

Sunshine Mountain Lodge: For any ski or snowboard enthusiasts, a mountain getaway to Banff's only mountain top hotel is the perfect blend of majestic views and convenience. Take advantage of effortless access to the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village. After a day of shredding the slopes, you can relax and re-energize in the outdoor hot tub.

Escape to a Quiet Oasis

Buffalo Mountain Lodge: Enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of town at the quiet oasis of Buffalo Mountain Lodge – located on Tunnel Mountain. Indulge in the ultimate relaxation of the outdoor hot tub as you enjoy mountain views during the day, and star gazing at night. 

An outdoor hot tub and fire pit with snow and trees in the background
Erik McRitchie

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel: Relax in Banff’s iconic “Castle in the Canadian Rockies” and enjoy views fit for royalty from the outdoor heated pool. For peak relaxation, book into the Willow Stream Spa and get access to a range of pool experiences, including an outdoor hot tub.  

Emerald Lake Lodge: Embrace an immersion in peace with an electronics-lite experience at Emerald Lake Lodge. You’re invited to disconnect as you reconnect with nature in the outdoor hot tub, featuring incredible lake and mountain views. 

A female entering an outdoor hot tub in the winter. There is a small wooden cabin behind her
Zain Kruyer

Hidden Ridge Resort: You’re sure to find a cozy mountain escape at Hidden Ridge Resort. Dip in the outdoor hot pools, rejuvenate in the sauna, and relax at the outdoor fire pit or lounge. You'll find peace in the quiet serenity surrounding you. 

For a truly unique experience, book into one of the premier condos featuring a private balcony with an outdoor hot tub overlooking the amazing mountain vistas of Banff. 

Ready to take the plunge and visit one of these soothing outdoor hot tubs? Visit our Trip Planner to help you create the perfect itinerary for your getaway!

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