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All reviews banff springs hotel bow river fairmont hotel viewing platform postcard view a small parking lot great viewpoint crossing the road photo opportunity vantage point worth a stop tunnel mountain short drive take photos nice walk walk up surrounding area
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fairmont and I know I wanted to see this view before I left. We stopped up there and it was snowing, absolutely breathtaking!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 52maryann
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

During winter this is a spectacular place to get a lasting memory photo. It's a beautiful sight and a nice quiet place to enjoy a wonderful view of the historic hotel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrGolec
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We thought we might see a different view of the Bow River Falls but really this is simply a view of the Banff Spings Hotel. Nothing much else there but do recommend the Hoo Doos trail that starts from there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CherylDD599
Reviewed December 14, 2018

You've got to get a photo of yourself with this iconic landscape in the background. For safety and convenience there's wooden stairs leading up to a large wood platform.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AixTex
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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 November 21, 2018

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
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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
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