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“Great view of Fairmount Hotel!” 5 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 34 Attractions in Banff
Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great view of Fairmount Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nice spot to get good pictures of the Fairmount Hotel from a distance which is just a short ride from the end of town.

Visited July 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Iconic Photo Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Yes you have to go here, yes you have to take some photos but other than that it really is just a short stop for everyone visiting Banff.

Visited July 2013
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Virginia
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“Best view of Banff Springs hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well worth the short drive. Minimal parking. Great photo op. just be careful if you are taking pics by side of road as the is no safety rail. Go up the stairs to viewing area for some informational signs.

Visited June 2013
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Gardena, California
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“It's definitely a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful place to park and take pictures of the Fairmont Hotel as well as take the trail to the river Bow Falls. Do it during sunset so you can get a really nice shot

Visited September 2012
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Norfolk England
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“It was a surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

When we finally got there it was overgrown & there was very little to see. It was pleasant walk to get there though.

Visited May 2013
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