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“Right in Town!”

Tunnel Mountain Drive
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #13 of 74 things to do in Banff
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Forks, Washington
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Right in Town!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We camped at the Tunnel Mountain Campground that unexpectedly is right next to downtown Banff. There is great wildlife viewing not to mention scenery you can't believe and it's all part of the drive in and out of town.

Visited June 2014
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Kalispell, Montana
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575 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 845 helpful votes
“The Best Drive To Get That Iconic Photo of Banff Springs Hotel With Bow Falls Below It"”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Tunnel Mountain Road has been greatly improved and upgraded. In the past, access around the entire mountain was limited and the road was in disrepair. Now it is in excellent condition and has a pedestrian walk from the top all the way into town. The road has the absolute best overlook of the Banff Springs Hotel. The various turnouts are well marked and new signage is very helpful. Don't miss the hoo-doos. They are best seen in the early morning or the evening when the sun hits them beautifully. There is wildlife too especially in the evening. And, no there really is no tunnel, someone changed their mind about that :) The road goes in a complete circle!

Visited June 2014
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Beverly hills, fl
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299 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The drive only goes half way up Tunnel Mt(there is no tunnel, the Mt was named because at one time the railroad was going to put a tunnel through the mountain). The parking area where the road ends gives a nice view of the town of Banff. I did not drive but hiked to the top of the mountain from Banff and would highly recommend it. The path has many switchbacks to the top and is well traveled so the footing is firm and well packed down. The one hour walk to the top is well worth it. With the view of the town of Banff in the valley below and surrounding snow covered mountains.

Visited May 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Thumbs up”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

The drive is ok but the view at the end of it is fabulous. Birds eye view of Banff with the hoodos is a sort walk from the stop. Lake Minnewanka and this can be done together and doesn't take much time.

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It's a beautiful drive with plenty of stops to view, but make sure you drive the whole thing! We happened upon it mid way through the drive and didn't realize we had missed some of the most beautiful parts.

Visited June 2014
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