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Surprise Corner

Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
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  • Average14%
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“bow falls” (65 reviews)
“fairmont hotel” (32 reviews)
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Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-762-1550
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1 - 10 of 468 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Surprise view is surrounded by trees so there is no view unless you want to see a hotel which we didn’t. Go on the other side of the river and see the views from the viewpoint above the Falls, that is stunning.

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the outskirts of town, there is a lookout a called Surprise Corner with great views of the Banff Springs Hotel nestled in the mountains... and we saw a deer!

1  Thank Raina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A decent place to stop to catch a good view of the hotel but not for much else. Don't get hit by a car.

2  Thank thepartyingtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A definite stop on your way out! 👍The view is amazing and well worth the stop. There is even a great hiking trail to follow.

1  Thank Curse68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of "The Castle" or Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. There is a lovely walk down along the river. The trail begins at the back end of the parking lot. In winter, you might want some "yak traks" or something to give you...More

1  Thank Banffyoga
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small viewing platform with very limited parking which creates a very frustrating scenario. There were tourists filling the road as we tried to get into the car park (room for about a dozen vehicles) and when we finally got parked up after...More

2  Thank Turkish_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the Fairmont. There was light snow when we visited but the views from the platform were great

1  Thank annonline
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great view of the Banff Springs hotel, but very limited parking. If you follow the hoodoo trail you can walk down to the Bow River where you will have much nicer views of the mountains. We walked down a long way, made for a nice...More

1  Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 24 October 2017

There could be a variety of surprises at this lovely spot near the Banff Centre where Buffalo Street and Tunnel Mountain Drive meet. The first surprise is the gorgeous views of the Fairmont Banff Springs. There aren't a lot of places in Banff to get...More

1  Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We walked here to see what the surprise is and it is a beautiful view of the fancy hotel that we had just visited. Worth stopping to see it.

1  Thank amarieslosser
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