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“Great little trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tunnel Mountain Drive

Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
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“Great little trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Always tons of animals to be seen.
Very relaxing drive.awe inspiring.make sure you stop to check out the hoodoos

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“What a beautiful drive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This drive will give you an opportunity to see a unique view of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and it will take you up to a spot from which you can park and then hike up the short hike to the top of Tunnel Mountain. From the top of Tunnel Mountain, you can see the entire Bow River Valley with the townsite below you. On the opposite side, you look over the golf course and can see the hoodoos in the distance. This is a relatively short, easy hike, and you will see lots of people actually running up the mountain as a daily training routine. Take some water and a picnic lunch to eat at the top. After hiking up the mountain, continue on and bear right at the hotel complex at the T intersection. Proceeding a little further down the road on your left, you will find another parking lot where you can get out and enjoy another view of the Bow Valley golf course, Elk Island below you, and you can get up close to the hoodoos along the mountainside. There may be some wildlife alongside the road or by the river below you. All in all, this is a magnificent drive and one not to be missed if you have time to take it in Banff.

Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Try skiing this drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've never really driven Tunnel Mountain only skiied the road with cross-country skis. It is great during the winter for skiing.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary
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“Great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We didn't drive, but instead chose to trek to the top of tunnel mountain which is Banffs most popular hike. It takes about 1.5 hours to trek up, but the views on the way up as well as the views from the top are great! Its a must do if you are in Banff.

Visited December 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Do this drive if in Banff - we did it in winter and found wildlife - Elk - plus views up and down valley are spectacular and a short walk along the trail to look down on the hoodoos is well worth the view.

Visited December 2013
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