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Tunnel Mountain Drive

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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254 reviews 254 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There are so many spectacular drives around the Banff area ---- I'm not sure why all the fuss about this short drive. If you are visiting Banff, and don't get around to this drive --- it's ok.

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Crewe, UK
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As we were staying on Tunnel Mountain Road, we thought we'd give the drive a try on the way back to where we were staying. The views by the parking areas weren't anything special, so I assume the views up the small trails in the area were better. What was good was the male elk we got to see with... More

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Cleveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We attended a wedding here. Watch for wild animals. We saw elk. The scenery is unforgettable. A great place for family photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome experience!!! We went all the way down to hoodoos, it was easy but way up was really tough...

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St. Eugene, Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The view was beautiful and there were many lookouts along the way. A great way to get a perspective of where you are!

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Red Deer, AB Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful scenic drive up the mountain. Short, easy walking trails! Check out the Hoodoos and the river....interpretive trail is awesome!

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Canada
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time we visit the town of Banff we have to do this drive. It’s just beautiful. Going through the winding road of the mountains we always stop at the view point across the Bow River. From there, we can see a majestic view of the valley & the Banff Springs Hotel, a landmark in the area. It’s like an... More

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Taizhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It gave the total glimpse why it's called Canadian Rockies.Best in afternoon road drive . Of course have a huge parking space along the area so its very convenient to walk and click your camera.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tunnel mountain drive allows you to admire the ridges surrounding the Bow valley, including but not only Rundle mountain, where the sanwhich phenomena is clearly visible. also the Bow valley winding up, with the Hoodoos and the Fairmont hotel, peeping out above the thick green pine forest covering the valley floor. Stunning!

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved this road. Great views and I found a camp ground to tell my friends about. No tunnel was built, the train went around the mountain, but glad the scenic road was kept to enjoy.

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