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Surprise Corner

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Address: Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-762-1550
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US$109.31*
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Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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US$53.29*
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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Great view of the hotel

If you've already hired a car or you have access to transportation then it's worth spending the time to go check it out. Surprise corner is only 10min from the main street in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan D
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've already hired a car or you have access to transportation then it's worth spending the time to go check it out. Surprise corner is only 10min from the main street in Banff, the view is nice & it's a great spot to check out the Banff Springs hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were on a tour and your tour guide surprised us all with surprise corner. It had beautiful scenery and you got a good view of the hotel.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First of all, the view is amazing. The trail was closed because of the -30 degree weather and the ice, so you couldn't go up to the platform. There is a little ledge thing to stand on that offers a good view of the Fairmont hotel and some mountains. In the cold weather, you would probably be able to spend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Its just another point, nothing really great about the point, If you are in rush simply skip this spot.

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Machida, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It is, what it is. A quick stop with a wonderful view of an Iconic building. The Parking lot is small, but i was able to get a spot very easily. I visited on a weekday in Mid-September. Mornings have better views, and the Viewpoint is a nice place for a quick picture. Here it looks like the Hotel is... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was part of a tour that travelled to Surprise Corner. What a great view we had of the Rimrock here. The landscape is just surreal. So much to take in and not enough time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of the Fairmont, but even nicer views of nature. I got some good pictures of the Fairmont, but seeing the nature in winter with snow on the trees, steam coming up from the river water, with the sun shining with blue skies was a sight to behold. It was a picture perfect moment perfected by its Creator.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A good place to see the hotel plus the bow fall, if you want to call it a "fall". Easy to get there.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful stop up Tunnel Mountain Road. This Road is winding and a bit longer than expected. However it brought us to our hotel at the top. It's a good drive but go slow. Stop at the viewing spot and park. Walk across to steps that lead up to platform for gorgeous views.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Beautiful! I took so many pictures. I just can't grasp how beautiful this was. The next time I visit, I definitely want to come back and possibly stay there!

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