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“Go 1hour after sunset”
Review of Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner
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US$107.71*
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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
Jakarta, Indonesia
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133 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Go 1hour after sunset”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Nice view of fairmont banff hotel. Better with all lights lit up after sunset for good picture . Saw some elk too..

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Quick Zip for a Great View!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stumbled up this road accidentally (by car) and to my SURPRISE, there was a fantastic view of Fairmont Banff Springs. It's only a few minutes drive from the centre of town, which is nice. Very cool - bring a camera!

Visited July 2014
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Kilkeel Co Down N Ireland
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“pleasent view”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Was here and did not even it was a favourite viewpoint.There are soooooooooo many lovely viewpoints around this area that you need to leave enought time to stop and savor them. there is a great view of the Banff Springs Hotel which is also a must to visit. It is a real pity that there are so many steps to climb before getting to this view point which means not everyone can get to it.

Visited June 2014
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Key West, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Close to town so it a very quick drive. Walk up a few stairs to a nice viewing platform. Great place for trip photos.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A healthy walk from Banff..worth it.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I have been to Banff twice. Each time I have walked from the city center to Surprise Corner. As mentioned before, it is a lovely vantage point to see the Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River. The funny thing is, the last time I was there, I didn't realize it had a name. It truly was a surprise when you came around the corner and saw the hotel, river, mountains. Spectacular views of the area and very peaceful. There were some benches along the way to rest. If you just want to get out of town and enjoy the beauty of the area, taking a walk to Surprise Corner is definitely worth it.

Visited June 2014
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