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“Windy, scenic lookout” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tunnel Mountain Drive

Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Outdoors
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Windy, scenic lookout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

From the vantage of Tunnel Mountain, one can see from various clearings, sightings of Banff below. The power of the flooded river in June 2013, or the surrounding granite spires of the timeless Rockies, and the charm of this town surrounded by this beauty. Definitely take a drive on Tunnel Mountain. Lots of good accommodation there too.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“best thing about the drive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Seeing the Banff Fine Arts facility was the best part of the drive. It was good to learn about the HooDoos but otherwise, it was just another pretty drive... there are so very many in the area that are better.

Visited July 2013
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Mount Vernon
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“Great scenery, wildlife up close and hoodoos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Take the road slowly because you never know what you'll see. The views from the road are beautiful, but stop and hike in to see the Hoodoos, amazing rock formations.

Visited May 2013
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College Park, Maryland
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“A Quick and Easy Drive with Beautiful Scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

On this short drive, you can stop off several times (and you should stop). There are great views of the Fairmont Banff (I think it's more beautiful that the Fairmont Lake Louise from the outside). There's also a point where you can stop and be at the trail for Tunnel Mountain. It's about halfway up the trail, so you can eliminate the bottom half of the trail and just hike the mile or so to the top. Totally worth it. You'll get great views of Banff, and you can say you hiked to the top of a mountain!

Visited June 2013
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“Bears!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

After 12 days spent exploring the Rockies, we finally saw our fist wild bear whilst taking the Tunnel Mountain Drive! Great scenery overall.

Visited June 2013
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