Right now, you might be dreaming of escaping winter. But the billowing snow and freezing temperatures aren't going away anytime soon. So we might as well embrace it. One perfect spot to enjoy some time outdoors is soaking in a hot tub surrounded by the snowy mountains. A great place to do so is at this unreal cheap spa in Alberta, where you can warm up for under $10.

Banff Upper Hot Springs is only a 1.5-hour trip away from Calgary, making it perfect for a weekend road trip. Or if you happen to be in Banff, it is just 4 kilometres from downtown Banff.

This spa is the highest operating hot spring in Canada, located at 1,500 metres of elevation. From its incredible position, you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the crisp air.

While there are several hot springs in the area, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the hottest. The mineral water is kept a toasty 37 to 40 C.

The hot water is perfect for helping your sore muscles. If you plan on hiking to frozen waterfalls in Banff, head here after to relax.

Plus, minerals inside the water get soaked up by your body and soothe muscles even more.

Surrounded by the mountains, snow and warm water, you'll feel so relaxed. It is easy to spend the entire day here unwinding from the workweek.

It is also conveniently open year-round, staying open as late as 11 p.m. some nights. The extended hours make it easy to fit a soak into your busy schedule.

Surprisingly, this gorgeous spa is super affordable too. The thermal water pass is only $8.30 per person.

The price also includes a locker token and access to the change room, so all you need to bring is your bathing suit.

You can't even see a movie for under $10, but without breaking the bank, you can enjoy a relaxing soak at Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Price: $8.30 per person

Address: 1 Mountain Ave., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: These hot springs are the cheapest way to beat the cold this winter.


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