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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews short drive hoo doos surprise corner the banff springs hotel great drive pull over beautiful scenery bow river close to town take pictures easy hike take your time hoodoos wildlife views elk viewpoint
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick ride up tunnel mountain brings you to the top for spectacular views of Banff and Bow River. Drive is relaxed and only 5 minutes up! Try it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pinaespodiana
Reviewed 18 November 2018

It looks like they've made permanent the closure of a small section of Tunnel Mountain Drive near the Banff Centre. One part connects the Centre with Surprise Corner. The main section connects the Trans Canada east of Banff town with the Tunnel Mountain resort areas,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

A beautiful drive outside busy Banff. Quiet through nature. Much to see. Not much drinks and food along the road. (Well halfway a very good resort with delicious food and drink!)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Although almost in town not too much traffic, very scenic and if you're traveling at the right time of day the wildlife is out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Easy to get to, following Tunnel Mountain Road. Accessible parking and a easy hike up to view the Hoodoos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daryl J
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We went on a smoggy day (from forest fires) but still got sense of the magnificent mountains, river and the scale of this wonderful place. We saw red squirrels, lots of elk close up and birds. If you venture further down the trails you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank winsoc1953
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Nice drive but nothing crazy special compared to some of the other drives in the area. good to do if you want a quick drive a short way from town

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire L
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a great drive when you are in Banff. You get to view the Banff Springs Hotel from the other side of the river, some interesting old and new houses, maybe see some wildlife and the Tunnel Mountain Camp Ground

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank O7059EArossm
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Awesome short drive around Tunnel Mountain. It was the only spot we managed to catch a glimpse of some Elk enjoying the grass!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Did this after reading other reviews and am very glad we did. Not a long drive but you can stop and see many things along the way. We had smoke from the BC fires so some of the views were obscured but still saw the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from ggirtel | Reviewed this property |
Or... you can just drive along it slowly. Most of the spots are well marked. The speed limit is fairly low, and most people in Banff are not in a hurry, so taking a slow drive won't aggravate too many. This is a quote... More