Surprise Corner

Surprise Corner, Banff: Address, Surprise Corner Reviews: 4.5/5

Surprise Corner
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Ron
St. George, UT12 contributions
I always enjoy this view and bring friends to check it out. Not too many tourists know about this place but very near to downtown and easy to get to.
Written 30 July 2022
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Sharon R
Tucson, Arizona240 contributions
A fun place to drive with mountain and river views. There is a viewing platform which gives a fantastic view of the hotel.
Written 18 June 2022
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Ruth S
Bellevue, WA693 contributions
Coach driver stopped here for us to look and take pictures…probably would not have seen it otherwise.
Written 10 June 2022
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Joni K
Jerome, ID264 contributions
Just driving along in the middle of nowhere ... you come around the corner and this stunner reaches to meet the sky - What a feat of engineering. The Queen Mother saw it and said, "What a surprise," hence the name.
Written 18 May 2022
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SoozClues
Tampa, FL280 contributions
Went to capture a nighttime photo of the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel from Surprise Corner. It was a little dodgy as there are no lights on the steps. Going up was easy, but coming down in the dark was a bit tenuous.
Written 12 April 2022
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,361 contributions
Couples
Recently came at this viewpoint and visited the area. There is a magnific view of the Fairmont Banff Springs.. Free parking, but limited..
Written 4 April 2022
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Corinna H
Winnipeg, Canada489 contributions
Friends
We were driving and just did not expect to see such beauty as we turned the corner. We pulled in and parked. Enjoyed seeing from the roadway then walked up the stairs on the other side of the road. Both are beautiful and we could have stayed all day!
Written 15 February 2022
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Shai & Huvi
Thornhill, Canada257 contributions
This is the best view of the famous Banff Springs Hotel! While it was some sort of a local secret, it is certainly more on the map and easy to access with a car.
Written 8 November 2021
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jercilla93
30 contributions
Family
We were expecting good views and were met with great ones. Lovely beautiful place to stop at. There are also 2 trails you can do from here as well I think one of which is the Hoodoo Trail. We walked this trail for about 30 minutes and then turned back from the steps leading up the side of the mountain. Very beautiful easy hike to that point.
Written 3 June 2021
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,038 contributions
When you think of Banff you think of the Fairmount Hotel and this is the viewpoint to get that classic "postcard" view/picture.

The viewpoint frames the famous Canadian hotel perfectly!

You can also take a trail down to the Bow falls viewpoint. Though we did not have the time on this trip, it will be added for next time!

The downside is the parking lot is very small.
Written 17 November 2020
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