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“Beautiful lookout!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #20 of 72 things to do in Banff
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Dallas, Texas
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“Beautiful lookout!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We have been going to Banff for years and stumbled across this site last year. It is in town, and provides a spectacular view of the Banff Springs Hotel and surrounding area. Excellent spot for pictures and EASY to get to!

Visited March 2013
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“Skiing trip to Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A well sign posted walk along the trail by the Bow river brings you to Surprise Corner. The views are fantastic!

Visited February 2013
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“Not really a surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Im sure this would be much better in the summer, all the snow and ice didnt make the view so spectacular. Its also a very steep climb down to the river.

Visited February 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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“Great start to a hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I started a hike here in the summer that was beautiful! Neat little place I didn't know about...you get a different view of the falls from the less touristy side. Not much parking here though. :(

Visited June 2012
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Vernon, Canada
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“Didn't even know this place had a name!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stop here all the time to take pictures of the chateau and you can see the Gondola from here. This is a busy place, with lots of tourist buses stopping often, so sometimes the parking can be limited. You can park and walk across the street to an old Douglas fir. There are informational boards all around that tell you about the tree, Banff, the wildlife and the rockies. You can get a great shot of the Banff springs hotel from here.
You can also follow the road and see the Bow River running down some rapids in a narrow little gorge, however, it is better viewed from the other side of the river, head towards the Banff Springs golf course and you will come across the parking lot.

Visited August 2012
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