Welcome to the Miette Hot Springs!
Here you will find the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies! Tucked up at the head of the Fiddle Valley, Miette Hot Springs offers visitors a National Park experience like no other: fantastic mountain views, wildlife viewing opportunities, hiking, strolling and picnicking are just some of the activities that can complement a visit to soak in Jasper’s famous hot springs.
Familiarization Tours and Media Visits
We are always happy to assist you with a guided tour at the Miette Hot Springs. During the guided tour a staff member will show you all the ameneties and features, as well, provide an explanation of the history, hydrology, and answer any questions that you should have. In addition, enjoying the experience yourself is a must, after the tour you are welcome to enjoy a soak on us.
Booking a Media Visit
- Please book media visits at least one week in advance - This helps us to ensure that a trained staff member can assist you to ensure you get all the information you need.
- To book a media visit please phone Sarah Lust at (403) 760 - 1346 or email her at email@example.com
It’s as Hot as it Gets!
After a day on the road or a hiking adventure, make a date to soak in the hottest water (54ºC) in the Canadian Rockies. The water is cooled for bathers to a comfortable 40ºC. Why is the water so hot? The temperature and mineral content of the springs is a result of the great depth to which the water has travelled before returning to the surface. The hot, pressurized water dissolves minerals from the rocks through which it passes. Sulfate, a common mineral dissolved in the Hot Springs, gives the springs their distinctive smell. Watch for a porous gray-brown rock surrounding the hillside of the hot springs. This rock is called tufa (too-fa) and is composed of calcium carbonate, which hardens into this natural wonder and is considered to be the “youngest” rock in the Rockies!
Hey! Why are there Footprints on my Car?
The scenic, winding mountain road to Miette Hot Springs is one of Jasper’s finest for wildlife viewing in the morning or evening. Black bears, deer and bighorn sheep are often sighted along this fabulous mountain road as they go about their summer activities. A resident band of bighorn sheep are often found lounging around the parking area of the hot springs - on occasion, they entertain visitors with acrobatic feats peculiar to this species. Although they may even walk over cars, the soft footpads beneath their hooves allow for scratch free acrobatics!
Remnants from a century’s worth of colorful history are still evident in the valley in which the modern day Miette Hot Springs is located. From the crumbling walls of the grand old Miette Hot Springs Aquacourt to the abandoned coal mining town of Pocahontas, there is much to explore to learn about times past.