“Wow. Wow. This is like Shangri - La!”
I heard a man shout as he walked into the Miette Hot Springs for the first time.
This is a common occurrence at the hot springs which I have visited frequently over the years since my family’s lodge is one of the closest resorts to them.
To say my family is a regular visitor to the Miette Hot Springs would be a bit of understatement. When you visit them now you will see pictures in the main office of when people first started going there. My Grandpa was one of those people.
My Mom told me stories about when he would ride in on horseback from the town of Cadomin to soak in springs. This is one of our family pictures from him.
Our family has visited the springs for generations and I personally have seen the facility change in structure as well as popularity.
Thanks to Parks Canada and their efforts to maintain the natural environment the most important parts still remain for you and me to enjoy today.
We might not be able to ride our horses in and swim naked but we can still relax in pure rejuvenating mountain spring water with the peaceful sights and sounds of wild nature all around us. (cell phone free!)
In this post I’ll go into the many reason’s both for pleasure and for health you will want to add this stop to your trip list. I'll also recommend some tips on how to make a day out of it with some nearby activities as well as the best place to eat and stay near the springs.
Jasper National Park is really big. You will need a car for sure to get to all the attractions. The good news is that while you are driving you are always surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, lakes, rivers and more often than not wildlife. To get there from Jasper here is the Google map.