Wheelchair Accessible Banff,  & Alberta, Canada Access
by Elizabeth Johnson 2002  

Elizabeth Johnson, of Calgary, shared the following insights about a visit to Banff Spa:

I recently had a wonderful experience in Banff, Alberta, Canada. I live in Calgary and love the Rockies. Banff is 90 miles from Calgary, a city of 1 million people. I visited the world famous hot springs in Banff and found it so accessible that my day there was terrific. I use a cane to walk and need short distances for my fatigue and ease of movement. The Upper Hot Springs in Banff is a short drive from the town center.

There is disabled parking, a ramp, level entrance with automatic doors. An elevator takes you to the pool area where there are two change rooms for the disabled complete with showers and aids. The pool is five feet from these change rooms and has a ramp and rails. The pool is warm and inviting and outside! But it is fed by a sulphour spring so the mountains with their snow are in the background and you are quietly relaxing in a therapeutic pool, steam rising from the water. Very lovely. The cost is $7.00 Canadian.


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