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“Great place to photograph the Fairmont Springs 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 33 attractions in Banff
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great place to photograph the Fairmont Springs hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A short stop for a great photo of the Fairmont Springs Hotel and easy to find. Take the stairs for the best photo.

Visited July 2013
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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“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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