Miette Hot Springs Jasper...

Remember how we wanted to hit a hot springs? I think we picked the best one with Miette Hot Springs, our last stop in Jasper National Park.

This aquacourt features the hottest mineral springs in the Canadian Rockies. Water flows from the mountain at 129°F and is cooled to a comfortable 104°F. 
Used for generations by the indigenous people, this photo from 1919 shows striking coal miners, from the nearby community of Pocahontas, who built a temporary bathhouse and two sweat houses here. Needless-to-say, this place has definitely improved over the last 100 years. What a idyllic end to our time in Jasper.
Steve and I knew, from the beginning, that we would be renting these "historic" one-piece swimsuits from whatever hot springs we went to. Do you blame us? For $1.90 each, we were able to frolic and play as if we were actually in the 1930s. We couldn't pass up the opportunity.
What makes hot springs water unique? Like gourmet blends of coffee, a hot spring’s water features a signature mix. Each Rocky Mountain Hot Spring has its own unique blend of minerals, gases and temperature.
The top five minerals found in the Miette Hot Springs are: Sulfate, Calcium, Bicarbonate, Magnesium, and Sodium. Oh man, relaxing and soothing.

Oh, and here is our favorite vintage photo. What a total blast!

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1 comments:

Cyndy Brown said...

You have to make greeting cards out of the pics in the swimsuits...too cute not to.

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