Banff Upper Hot Springs are "Banff's only natural hot springs [that are] open to public bathing. It was a dispute over ownership of these hot springs that triggered the development of Canada.s first national park in 1885. The facilities have expanded since that time and todays rundle stone and wood structure heralds the architecture of the 1930's. The newly restored heritage bath house offers a range of services that cater to the visitors of the 90s. From redesigned pool, spa facilities, change rooms and interpretive exhibits to restaurants and boutiques. The Banff Upper Hot Springs has returned to its former splendor."