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“Good views of the Fairmont” 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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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Good views of the Fairmont”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This point offers some really good views of the mountains and the Fairmont hotel and is ideal for photography.
Make a quick 10min stop here for some pictures and you won't regret it.

Visited April 2013
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“Not really much to see.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Not really much to see much better sights around Banff. We drove up to it and the surprise was all you can see if hotel across river.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

At the curve in the road, suddenly a beautiful view over the bow river, Banff Springs Hotel and the mountains beyond.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Alberta
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“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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