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“Excellent View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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$45*
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Ranked #13 of 65 things to do in Banff
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Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great spot to stop for a photo opportunity. Nice little area to hike and get views of Banff Springs Hotel and the river.

Visited March 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
“Where is the surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Not too much to see here. But not sure why it is called surprise
corner. Maybe it is a mystery. Time will tell.

Visited September 2013
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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must-do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is an easy drive and a simple way to get a great, memorable picture of an iconic image. We braved the cold and the trail closed sign to get a picture of the Banff Springs Hotel. We were staying there, so it was a must for us to capture this image for our memories. Worth the drive.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wow That Hotel Is Pretty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are like me and love the Banff Springs you will appreciate taking a short drive to get a great photo. If you aren't interested in that, because that's all it is, then don't bother. But we found the hotel lovely, so pretty and full of charm. Got out of the car, appreciated the view, took a few photos in the snow, and thats it. Then we went for an awesome brunch at the Bow Valley Grill, and after that a hike up Tunnel Mountain. Lastly, took the gondola up to Sulphur Mountain for the Alpine Lights Dinner. One of my favourite days in Banff :)

Visited December 2013
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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Commercial”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

When you think of Banff, what do you think of as it image???

Yup, Surprise corner is that image of the Fairmount Hotel across from Bow Falls and River. A bit over done but if you what that picture everyone that visit Banff has than this is your place.

Winter time is amazing picture that not everyone will have since majority of visitors in Banff come for the skiing at that time. Worth the visit and simple step over the chain say closed since it really the view you want. Area isn't that slippery or danagerous so not sure why the close it!!

Visited December 2013
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