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“Nice drive just outside of banff”

Tunnel Mountain Drive
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Alberta, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Nice drive just outside of banff”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Tunnel Mountain drive is nice in that it's surprisingly unpopulated, considering how close it is to banff, and particularly so at night. The main attraction along this drive are the hoodos (spelling?), rock formations created by the forces of erosion that are a popular point of interest for tourists, and worth seeing. There is also camp grounds (including an RV park) and hotels along this drive.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great views of Banff & Surrounds”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

A quick drive with several great photo opportunites - especially good for a photo of the Banff Springs Hotel.
Not much room for stopping so make sure you only stop or park in the designated areas.

Visited October 2012
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Leeds
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great short drive”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at tunnel mountain so after a few days we worked out that by driving this way to the highway to go to sunshine we got to see lots of wild life every morning .

Visited December 2012
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Banff National Park, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice drive”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We wanted a day off from skiing, but didn't want to do a lot. Had a car so able to take the short drive around the area. A number of lookout points along the way including the hoodoo's. We were lucky enough to spot 2 coyotes on the side of the road - that was very exciting. Good break from skiing. Would be a great walk in summer.

Visited December 2012
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wear the proper shoes!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

In the winter the snow is slippery and not all the paths have wooden guards up so wear the proper shoes or stick to the "tourist" specified spots to view the Hoodoos.

Visited December 2012
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