Autumm here and there’s a chill in the air but if there’s one thing that we know about those who live in Wild Rose Country – it’s that no matter the temperature, you still want out and about. This sweater season, take in a mountain view from an Alberta hot spring or a year-round pool just outside the province and stay cozy-warm while you enjoy the fresh air!

Not sure where to go this year? Here are some of our favourites!

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Natural Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs


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Located in Jasper National Park, Miette offers stunning views, walking trails, and a cute little spot to grab a bite. Fun fact, this little hot spring source produces the hottest mineral water in the Canadian Rockies and actually has to be cooled to 40°C so that it’s comfortable enough for guests to actually enjoy. The catch? You’ll only have until October 9th to visit. 

Where: Miette Rd Jasper, Miette Hotsprings, AB
Distance from Calgary: 473 km
Distance from Edmonton: 338 km

Radium Hot Springs


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Located about 3 hours east of Calgary’s city centre, Radium Hot Springs is one of the best on this list. Though it’s technically out of the province, this naturally heated pool is good for the mind, body and soul.

Where: 7556 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs, BC
Distance from Calgary: 261.1 km
Distance from Edmonton: 547.5 km

Fairmont Hotsprings

If you’re willing to take a bit of a longer drive, Fairmont Hot Springs should also top your list. The largest of its kind in all of Canada, Fairmont has stunning panoramic views and plenty of space to splash no matter the season.

Where: 5225 Fairmont Resort Road, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Distance from Calgary: 297.4 km
Distance from Edmonton: 583.9 km

Banff Upper Hot Springs


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Probably the best-known spot to take a dip in the area – Banff’s upper hot springs overlook the tiny mountain town, the trees, and the stunning valley. While it’s typically pretty busy, we’d still recommend checking it out. It’s kind of a bucket list item. 

Where: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Distance from Calgary: 133 km
Distance from Edmonton: 419km

Hot Pools

Kananaskis Nordic Spa


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Need a little RNR? Enjoy a day at the world-famous Nordic Spa & hot pool. Relax, wind down and drink at one of three bars and restaurants, then wake up the next day feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on a spring hike or something.

Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Distance from Calgary: 99.2 km
Distance from Edmonton: 389 km

Mystic Springs


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A lesser-known spot to dip your toes in when it starts to get chilly, Mystic Springs is located in Canmore and is far less busy than others in the area. An incredibly well-kept secret, guests who visit are able to relax in a quiet outdoor pool no matter the time of year in peace.

Where: 140 Kananaskis Way, Canmore
Distance from Calgary: 102 km
Distance from Edmonton: 391 km

And there you have it folks, year-round outdoor pools and hot springs that you can visit in Alberta. Now get out there and enjoy!