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Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews banff springs hotel fairmont hotel bow river viewing platform postcard view a small parking lot great viewpoint crossing the road photo opportunity vantage point worth a stop tunnel mountain take photos short drive close to town nice walk walk up
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Reviewed yesterday

Just a short walk from the parking place you can get to see the Hoodoo and surrounding countryside. we saw a number of deer across the valley.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very handy place for anybody visiting Banff. If you're walking from downtown, the route is a bit sketchy, but if you're driving, there's good parking, and when full, there's overflow parking on the street. You get some stunning views of the Fairmont...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A quick and easy place for nice views. Good access to trails for more exploring on foot. Easy parking access too. Go check it out!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Easy to drive up to and a bus stop right by the view point. Great view of the Banff Hotel and mountains on a clearer day. I wouldn't hike up here just for the view but if you can catch a bus or drive up,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TomCho88
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The surprise Corner parking lot it small and crowded, but if you're patient you'ff find a spot as most people are there to just shoot a couple of selfies and move on. The Banff Hotel and the falls are visible from here and there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I walked up here by myself the day after there had been a heavy and unusually early snowfall. I'd expected it to be rather quiet, and the short walk along the Bow River trail was indeed very peaceful. However, on arriving at the viewing point...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CLP04
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a very easy location to get to from Banff with pull offs and viewpoints of the Banff Springs Hotel. It snowed 3-4 inches while we were there in September and it was just magical.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katherine M
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I was expecting a lot better view than we actually saw. Better views are to be had elsewhere and whilst worth a visit if passing, certainly not worth a special trip if you are tight for time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlfaMaleYorkshire
Reviewed September 26, 2018

There is a walking trail from the main downtown street at the Banff Avenue side of the foot bridge that goes along the river to an area with a viewing deck where you can get a nice view of the Banff Springs Hotel. You also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richmn1
Reviewed September 26, 2018

From this spot there is a great view overlooking the river and the Fairmont hotel in Banff :) Nice to walk here from the town!

Date of experience: September 2018
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