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Tunnel Mountain Drive

Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"short drive"
in 20 reviews
"surprise corner"
in 22 reviews
"the banff springs hotel"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 18 reviews
"pull over"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 14 reviews
"bow river"
in 20 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
"easy hike"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
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"canadian rockies"
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"hoodoos"
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"wildlife"
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"views"
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"elk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great drive with mountain views everywhere you turn. You get out to take a picture and on your way back to the car you see the incredible views behind you.

Thank Heatonclan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the road is good and you can do the loop from Banff to Banff stopping at the hoodoos. An eagles view of the Fairmont Chateau from the Hoodoos viewpoint.

Thank Chezsmall
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Though said to be the site of the original tunnel to be made and later dispensed with for the railways the name has stuck nonetheless

Thank NayantSavani
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This drive coonects tunnel mountain, past the Banff Conference centre and into town. It is narrow, windy, and really pretty but there are no footpaths on either side of the road - take caution if you plan to run or walk this route

Thank dippy_sal
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have driven this many times in my life and I love driving this bit of road, it is scenic, and not busy in the spring and fall. It is absolutely worth taking the long way some times.

Thank Ian K
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went up with this great bus service they have through Banff. What an excellent service. Brilliant scenery. Great staff on the bus. Senior discounts. Happy tourists.

Thank Kath107
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

On our recent trip to Banff, the first day was overcast and many of the majestic peaks were shrouded from view! When the next day gifted us with sunshine and bright blue skies, a trip up Tunnel Mountain Drive was a must! In the early...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Driving through the Tunnel Mountain Drive may yield some incredible wildlife photo ops for your passenger. As well as the various falls, cliffs and mountainous plateaus which can be breathtaking.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This drive is so nice. There is always a good chance of seeing Elk along this beautiful stretch of road. The mtns are beautiful. Take your time and enjoy

Thank Debra1805
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Our all-day on-road bicycle tour started and ended on Tunnel Mountain Drive. The descent into town in the morning and ascent back up to the campground road were two fun parts of a very enjoyable day.

Thank KevinMiller1956
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TourGB14
7 May 2016|
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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
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