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Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed yesterday

If possible, visit during the weekdays when it is less busy. Beautiful views. Take the time to wander the hotel as well, where you can get some really great photos.

Thank kellyrichard2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Car parking and pedestrian lights to cross the road and wooden platforms and info boards make this a nice quick stop for some classic photos back at towards the Banff Springs .

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a minute outside of town but a stunning perspective looking at the Banff Springs hotel. It looks like something out of a fairytale. Worth going to check out.

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove through on a buss tour with a guy named Habib. He was excellent at telling us all about the Mt and how it got it's name. We stopped at a couple spots for photo's for 10 to 15 minutes.

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the walk to see the surprise of the Banff pop up into view. Grab your coat and just go exploring. not too far to walk to the town centre where there are heaps of places of interest, including art gallerys, cafe's etc.

1  Thank anzac111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best location in town to view the Fairmont Hotel. The Falls are across the road but a difficult view from the Surprise corner viewing stand. You need to go back to town and cross the river to get a good view of the Falls and...More

1  Thank Tomtomaz2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love stopping here every visit to take pictures. There is a platform across the street that you can climb up to take pictures but the view is better along the road. Beautiful mountains, Bow River and Banff Springs Hotel in background!

1  Thank morrishj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But that is about it. I wouldn't add it to an itinerary, but if you happen to walk/drive past it, it can't hurt to stop and take a peak

1  Thank JML02118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is excellent view point of Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel. I went all the way to bottom (it is difficult and dangerous to do so ) . From this side, it is hard to see Bow Fall. When I claimed up, I sawed a snake...More

Thank Fei L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you wish to have a goid view point of the castle lookalike hotel. You can either walk or drive up here. Walking up here is easy.

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