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“Where is the surprise” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
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$107.11*
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Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
Ranked #10 of 75 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
“Where is the surprise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Not too much to see here. But not sure why it is called surprise
corner. Maybe it is a mystery. Time will tell.

Visited September 2013
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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must-do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is an easy drive and a simple way to get a great, memorable picture of an iconic image. We braved the cold and the trail closed sign to get a picture of the Banff Springs Hotel. We were staying there, so it was a must for us to capture this image for our memories. Worth the drive.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wow That Hotel Is Pretty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are like me and love the Banff Springs you will appreciate taking a short drive to get a great photo. If you aren't interested in that, because that's all it is, then don't bother. But we found the hotel lovely, so pretty and full of charm. Got out of the car, appreciated the view, took a few photos in the snow, and thats it. Then we went for an awesome brunch at the Bow Valley Grill, and after that a hike up Tunnel Mountain. Lastly, took the gondola up to Sulphur Mountain for the Alpine Lights Dinner. One of my favourite days in Banff :)

Visited December 2013
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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Commercial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

When you think of Banff, what do you think of as it image???

Yup, Surprise corner is that image of the Fairmount Hotel across from Bow Falls and River. A bit over done but if you what that picture everyone that visit Banff has than this is your place.

Winter time is amazing picture that not everyone will have since majority of visitors in Banff come for the skiing at that time. Worth the visit and simple step over the chain say closed since it really the view you want. Area isn't that slippery or danagerous so not sure why the close it!!

Visited December 2013
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Stevenage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Nice views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Not far from Downtown Banff surprise corner offered us some wonderful views of the Banff springs hotel and the bow river which was all frozen in winter.

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