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Tunnel Mountain Drive

Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #18 of 56 Activities in Banff
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Red Deer, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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90 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Done this every trip to Banff, short little 10-15 drive looking at wildlife and views. We have seen Elk, Deer, and even a Bear in the Summer. Couple nice pull offs with trails to walk by the river too.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are in Banff then it is a must to have a drive along Tunnel Mountain Drive. The views of the valley, river, mountains, Banff Springs Hotel are amazing. Well worth it.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you want a pleasant drive around the Banff area, this is worth doing. You get views of some of the more interesting parts of Banff, as well as the mountains around - and it doesn't cost you anything!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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228 reviews 228 reviews
54 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you enjoy beautiful scenery, than you will love this drive! It takes you the back way around Banff and has very little to no traffic at all.

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Markham,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although this drive can be seen in all maps, there are no photos or indications of what you would discover when you go there. I have been in Banff many times and I found this by accident almost. Just going back to Calgary I decided to kill my next hour taking the road, just to end up at the magnificent... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Worth a little scenic drive from Banff town. You can see views over to Banff Springs Hotel and across to Mount Rundle.

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Edmonton, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice out of the way scenic view. Lots of nice short trails that lead to Hoodoos and great views of the Spray River corridor.

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