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Address: Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403 762 1550
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Oh yes it's a good surprise

This is another spot to take pictures of the bow falls. You could take pictures of the falls with the Fairmont in the back ground. Pretty cool and definitely worth a quick stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Peter C
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Vancouver, Canada
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Peterborough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a nice view of the springs hotel. Apart from that, the views are good but not spectacular - there are better viewpoints in Banff, such as from the top of the gondola.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is another spot to take pictures of the bow falls. You could take pictures of the falls with the Fairmont in the back ground. Pretty cool and definitely worth a quick stop. Also take a look of the number of tour buses stopping at the bow falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted just the perfect picture of the castle in the sky. Must be careful to walk on the side of the road which has a little bit of space. Pull out good for pedestrians but not for busses. On the walk up we had an interesting stop at the cemetery to look at the tombstones of early Banff pioneers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It certainly is a surprise, the views are spectacular. To see the Fairmont from this angle is amazing. And along the way, you may also see an Elk.

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Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fist stop on our trip from Banff to Calgary. Viewing platform is very accessible (and hence is used by the coach parties), but a clamber down the rocks to the rivers edge is also very worthwhile. Recommend continuing out along Tunnel road and stopping at the Hoodoos lookout before joining Highway 1

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to hike down a steep trail to the surprise corner and you should wear proper footwear. The view of the Fairmont Banff Spring hotel is nice, but those afraid of height may not find it worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made our way to Surprise Corner as we were told about the beautiful views there. We are very glad we went as the views of the falls and the Fairmont in the background are just mesmerizing. There are plenty of parking spaces and once again, one of the most underrated places to visit in Banff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ever wonder where to go to get that shot of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel? Well, a short drive to Surprise Corner, and a climb up a bunch of stairs will demonstrate the answer. It's only about a 5 minute visit - enough to get the shot and go. Parking is available but limited. Nothing else to see but the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a car and made the walk up the hill to this viewpoint.... and it was worth every step!

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Cayuga, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again the views are amazing and snow capped mountains in the back ground. There is 360 degrees of scenery it hard to know what to photograph. Wasn't over crowded and a relaxing place to visit soloe or with family.

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