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Tunnel Mountain Drive

Off road & ATV trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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No tunnel through the mountain, only a name given when tunnel was planned long ago. Nothing special to see on this drive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

No tunnel through the mountain, only a name given when tunnel was planned long ago. Nothing special to see on this drive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend to check out the look out points. There is one spot with two red wooden lawn chairs looking to the mountains and it is so picturesque and beautiful that it makes going there worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great drive - definately do this if you are in Banff. Take your time keep a look out and you are bound to see wildlife eg elk, deer, etc Have got some of my best pics of wildlife along this road.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Half way in this loop, there is a view point and short hiking trail to view the bow valley and hoodoo. It is very scenic and only about 15 minute hiking on very good paved trail. You will be rewarded with beautiful view of the bow valley and the mountain view.

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Burlington, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I never ever thought about how trains get over/around the mountains and this was an eye opener as well as a nice drive into BC.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Coniferous trees lined the snow laden road. I loved the elk that randomly walked across the road! Clean, with never a piece of garbage, the people really preserve the goodness of banff! Endless hiking, and walking through valleys and trails keep you busy the whole time!

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Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nice views, accessible, nice lookout that are accessible even for limited mobility. Definitely a classic.

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Red Deer, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We took a tour and drove up Tunnel Mountain, Not many people this time of year so it was nice and peaceful. We had the luck to see a couple of mule deer. One was a buck, he only had one horn, but he was close to the SUV we were able to take some amazing pictures.

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Montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you can, get there before sunrise and see the most beautiful of sunrises and colors. Gets you to Kananaskis if I'm not mistaken.

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Cairo, Egypt
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We took the Tunnel Mountain Drive and were privileged to see a wide assortment of wildlife (mostly elk). Our kids were excited to see such a large herd of animals sitting and enjoying the sunshine. We got some amazing photos of animals and the mountains. The drive itself is short, so, take the opportunity to take it.

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