Located just up the road from the Banff Springs Hotel, the “Fortress in the Rockies” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff’s Upper Hot Springs are one of nine naturally occurring hot springs in the region. The water, generally 100 degrees F, flows naturally through the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault. The outdoor hot pool shares the hotel’s “million dollar view” across the valley to Mount Rundle. With its pulsating waterfalls and tranquil mineral pools, plus treatments featuring local ingredients, the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa is a deluxe, updated version of the hot springs that beckoned travelers over a century ago. Golfers from around the world journey to Banff to experience the resort’s majestic golf course, a stunning layout built by the great Canadian designer Stanley Thompson. Laid out in a valley flanked by the Bow River and walled in by massive snow-capped peaks, the original 18, opened in 1928 and recently restored, was the first course in the world that cost more than $1 million to construct.