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“Great view and well worth the walk!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Calgary, Alberta
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104 attraction reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Great view and well worth the walk!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Surprise Corner is located right beside the Banff Center on the way up Tunnel Mountain. The view is great, though there are equally impressive views from the Banff Centre itself and from numerous trails around Banff. The walk to Surprise Corner from Banff Avenue took us about 20 minutes and it is very easy for most people, though it is uphill at a steady incline. Great stop for anyone visiting town!

Visited April 2013
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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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Lake Louise, Alberta, 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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