A Banff Spring, Banff National Park Alberta, Canada

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Highway 1A
Banff, AB T1L1A9
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Description:

Place bottle against ledge in flow.

Nearest Address

Banff National Park, Alberta

Directions from Nearest Address

Heading West on Highway 1 from Banff town, take the Johnstons Canyon turnoff 1A travel down this road a couple kilometers until the road becomes divided just before the divide you will see the spring on your right hand side place bottle on the ledge to collect best to collect with plastic bottle that has a handle and then pour into your glass bottles to store.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No, but technically you need a National Parks Pass
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 179
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 8

Hours Spring is Open:

Unknown

GPS:

N 51deg 10.182′
W 115deg 41.854′

Map Link: A Banff Spring

Submitted by: Malcolm Saunders

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Posted: July 22, 2009

Category: Alberta, Canada, North America, View All

+Comments
  1. Name says:

    I went to this spring and it is in an amazing place however I don't think it's a true spring, it has a pretty high ph and the tds raiting is really high(it has a lot of minerals in it) I hope to find another spring around calgary!

  2. vaw1979 says:

    I found a report done in 1983 on all known springs of Alberta. It looks like there is thousands of them. They have anyalyzed the tds and mineral conent and ph and temperature. Thye also have some maps. It is 105 pages… for some strange reason i cannot find the website again … but i can definately email you a copy if you want it … i am trying to figure out where some of the springs are because it would be nice to find a true spring closer to calgary …. i know there is one srping in bragg creek called iron springs … BUT … i think youhave to hike 12 k to get it … just in the prelimanary stage of all this … hope we can all connect and get some good water … vanessa

  3. casey_oceans_blue says:

    This, I believe, is a true spring. It has 100 TDS at the source where it comes out of the earth
    and as it flows to the collection point by the road (about 30 meters down) the TDS is 180.

    We had it tested and it had a great report.

    Very healing water, the city stank disappears moments after drinking it.

  4. casey_oceans_blue says:

    This, I believe, is a true spring. It has 100 TDS at the source where it comes out of the earth
    and as it flows to the collection point by the road (about 30 meters down) the TDS is 180.

    We had it tested and it had a great report.

    Very healing water, the city stank disappears moments after drinking it.

  5. skerika says:

    What about beaver fever? Is there any chance this water would be infested with Giardia?

  6. arhithenahealing says:

    I would love to see this information! I have a background in Envi Sci, I might be able to help! Lots of love, Sam

    • casey_oceans_blue says:

      Hi Sam,

      I am wondering if you ever got the report from Vanessa. I have attempted to get in contact and no luck yet. Do you have the report? and would you be willing to email it to me if you do?

      thank you and have an awesome adventure,
      casey

  7. vaw1979 says:

    HI sam. PLease email me at inbalancebooks@shaw.ca and i can forward you the report. thanks.

    ~vanushka!

  8. bpass says:

    To Skerika,

    I too had that concern as I was infected with Beaver Fever back in 1988! Absolutely horrible….lost my health for 10 years over this one!

    BUT, you know my hubby and I collected 6 glass gallon jugs of it a few weeks back using a telescoping funnel devise that worked props 🙂 …..and YES I had my concerns….BUT decided to NOT let FEAR get in the way….and enjoyed every drop! Well not quite – dumped the last 2 inches – as there were sediment floating SO…..

    We arrived at the same time as some seasoned water gatherers….and yes, bemindful NOT to come in contact with the mosses…..be mindful of the surroundings as the animals do come to drink and rest. SO, as they said you dont collect if the animals sightings are fresh – there is that chance!

    We will most definetly collect more 🙂 for if anyone is going to get sick would be me!!! and I didnt have any issues over this at all.

    So be encouraged!

  9. Jacapiet says:

    The GPS coordinates are:
    N 51deg 10.182′
    W 115deg 41.854′

  10. Steven Kim says:

    Any updates so far? What’s the point going get fresh water? Too many negative comments! Why? Nobody wants to share this precious spring water?!

  11. Sarah says:

    We collected this water twice in Winter. The first time from the roadside where is is concreted to flow down some steps and the second from the source as we both experienced 2 weeks of dodgy digestion which may or may not have been from the water the first time we drank it. It’s not easy to collect from the source so I would recommend taking a hose. We revisited this week and it looks beautiful with all the moss but we did not collect any water. We decided against it as there was a beer can above the source (if there’s a beer can up there maybe someone could’ve done a boozy poo up there! Haha anyway it just looked unsavory and put us off) and I collected a wee glass bottle full near the source and it had too many floaters in it – probably just moss, too hard to collect without a hose. Anyway we are off to Vancouver Is. via Kelowna soon so thought we’d just deal with tap water in Golden before we hit up the Summerland spring in BC which is fabulous 😉 Love this website it’s been invaluable to us 2 kiwis on our glorious road trip we’ve been on from British Columbia to Arizona and back up! Will try to review all the springs we’ve been to. So many good ones!

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