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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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nice place to relax, take in the view

A nice place to stop and take in the view of the valley below. The portion of Tunnel Mountain Drive that is closer to Banff Townsite is very picturesque. At a pull out in the road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A nice place to stop and take in the view of the valley below. The portion of Tunnel Mountain Drive that is closer to Banff Townsite is very picturesque. At a pull out in the road you can stop and take in the view looking towards the Banff Springs Golf course. It offers some great photo opportunities. Further up the... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The scenery along the drive is very nice, but if you want to see the best views you will need to leave the car and do some of the trails. The Hoodoo trail gives some great views, but if you've been to Bryce National Park in Utah you will be very disappointed with the Hoodoos themselves. We used the GyPSy... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tunnel mountain is known for spectacular views of the Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow falls and River. If you start up closest to the river and either walk up or drive, the best views are on that side..the rest is nothing but homes and camping areas

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Thorold, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Yep, you are right on the side of the mountain! The road has very little shoulder. Don't know how the tour busses drive up and down! Has some stopping points for excellent views.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This drive leads you to some of the best views on the Bow river and the hotel. There is also an easy trail to the Hoodoos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best place to go to enjoy in summers in canada the weather is nice and one will enjoy a lot of scenic beauty

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed the drive, which starts right off Banff Avenue, just near the bridge. It has a couple of scenic lookouts, with parking, so you can get out and take pictures. But it doesn't take you too long or too far from town.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Full of scenery and full of amazement this is well worth the time to obtain a greater appreciation of Banff and its beautiful surrounds.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a nice drive if you’re willing to stop a few times and get out of the car. First, as you leave Banff you come to Surprise Point, which has a great view of Bow Falls and the Banff Spring Hotel. Tunnel Mountain Viewpoint has a good view, but the Hoodoos Viewpoint is even better, and definitely worth taking... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A stunning drive is the best description of this roadway. It is just incredible and often you come across some form of wildlife to add to the experience. You don't get this close to nature while driving in very many places.

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Address: Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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