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“Go 1hour after sunset” 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, Sights & Landmarks
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Go 1hour after sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice view of fairmont banff hotel. Better with all lights lit up after sunset for good picture . Saw some elk too..

Visited June 2014
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“Quick Zip for a Great View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stumbled up this road accidentally (by car) and to my SURPRISE, there was a fantastic view of Fairmont Banff Springs. It's only a few minutes drive from the centre of town, which is nice. Very cool - bring a camera!

Visited July 2014
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Kilkeel Co Down N Ireland
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“pleasent view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was here and did not even it was a favourite viewpoint.There are soooooooooo many lovely viewpoints around this area that you need to leave enought time to stop and savor them. there is a great view of the Banff Springs Hotel which is also a must to visit. It is a real pity that there are so many steps to climb before getting to this view point which means not everyone can get to it.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Close to town so it a very quick drive. Walk up a few stairs to a nice viewing platform. Great place for trip photos.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A healthy walk from Banff..worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been to Banff twice. Each time I have walked from the city center to Surprise Corner. As mentioned before, it is a lovely vantage point to see the Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River. The funny thing is, the last time I was there, I didn't realize it had a name. It truly was a surprise when you came around the corner and saw the hotel, river, mountains. Spectacular views of the area and very peaceful. There were some benches along the way to rest. If you just want to get out of town and enjoy the beauty of the area, taking a walk to Surprise Corner is definitely worth it.

Visited June 2014
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