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“Great view of Fairmount Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
Ranked #10 of 70 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great view of Fairmount Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nice spot to get good pictures of the Fairmount Hotel from a distance which is just a short ride from the end of town.

Visited July 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“Iconic Photo Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Yes you have to go here, yes you have to take some photos but other than that it really is just a short stop for everyone visiting Banff.

Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Best view of Banff Springs hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Well worth the short drive. Minimal parking. Great photo op. just be careful if you are taking pics by side of road as the is no safety rail. Go up the stairs to viewing area for some informational signs.

Visited June 2013
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Gardena, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's definitely a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Beautiful place to park and take pictures of the Fairmont Hotel as well as take the trail to the river Bow Falls. Do it during sunset so you can get a really nice shot

Visited September 2012
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Norfolk England
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112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“It was a surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

When we finally got there it was overgrown & there was very little to see. It was pleasant walk to get there though.

Visited May 2013
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