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Address: Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-1550
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US$96.93*
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Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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US$52.92*
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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Stunning Views

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
MombyDesign
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank MombyDesign
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked the Bow Falls trail from Banff Avenue, easy sloping walk opening to a breathtaking view of the Banff Springs Hotel.

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alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel at Surprise Corner is worth the minimal effort. It's easy to get to on the Tunnel Mountain Road. It's a postcard worthy photo!

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Richmond
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to photograph the Banff Springs Hotel against the Rockies. Just a short drive or steepish walk up from downtown Banff, this makes a nice excursionf or photo enthusiasts. Don't miss the Bow River rushing below you towards the Bow Falls.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for photos of Bow Falls and The Springs Hotel. There is ample parking, so use the parking lot. Be careful with your little ones, it is a deep drop

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Thank M T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love the Fairmont you have to go here! You will not get a better photo of this castle anywhere else. Most of the post cards seem to be of this view - now you can make your own! The castle has so much history, if you are planning to go I recommend you read about it beforehand so... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A great place to stop, walk up to the viewpoint. You can see Bow Falls below and a great view of the majestic Banff Springs Hotel just across from you. Continue on Tunnel Mountain Road; it's a great scenic drive.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Free and easy parking. Take 10 minutes to admire the view over Fairmont hotel in Banff. Take the time to enter the hotel on the other side of the river. Not far from the Hoodoos. Go do it at the same time.

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