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Tunnel Mountain Drive

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff Day Trip from Calgary

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Amazing road

The place is so beautiful! You'll see the mooses and bears. The landscape is surreal!! There are glaciers a lot, there are forests that decorate the mountains, rivers and lakes... read more

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Curitibanos, Brazil
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Curitibanos, Brazil
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is so beautiful! You'll see the mooses and bears. The landscape is surreal!! There are glaciers a lot, there are forests that decorate the mountains, rivers and lakes with blue waters. Is fantastic!!

Thank edgar902
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent pathways to wander along the way, astonishing views for the surrounding valley and mountains, worth doing.

Thank ozart
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike and lots of beautiful views. There are some steep parts but also some level areas. We arrived at 3:00 and got back at 5:30, with lots of breaks in between

Thank Andre H
Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They warn you tier is not mush to see and they were right but we decided to do it anyway to say that we did it and share our review with you ... you decide.

Thank 2080Rascal
Red Deer, Canada
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102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Looking for a quiet time in Banff, this drive is a good one. Beautiful drive and views of the mountains, with places to pull over and sit in Red Chairs of breathe taking view of the Rockies.

Thank bon992017
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A little history as you enter Banff from Calgary, nice view on hillside setting. Campground is good, view of Banff Springs Hotel.

Thank Elmer E
washington dc
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tunnel Mountain Drive packs a lot of scenery into a 9 kilometer drive. It begins and ends in the Town of Banff. At Surprise Corner, there is a viewing platform for seeing Bow Falls and the Bow River, and for seeing the back side of the Banff Springs Hotel across the River. Then on to Two Jack Lake and Lake... More 

3 Thank mrsagf
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

No elevation - great for beginners. Not a lot of skiers here, fairly isolated, but saw Elk 3 times in about 1 1/2 hours. Unfortunately, they closed the park as there were wolves in the area feeding on a carcass.

Thank DancingDivaJudy
Aurora, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Worth a look, it's a very nice drive. The huge area is worth seein, but as a Canadian I ask the everyone be respectful of the surroundings, the wildlife and keeping it clean.

2 Thank wherenexttime
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

just the drive by is a must while driving to the town of Banff or heading to a ski resorts or what ever you are planning to do on the area. it definitely worths the travel... Fantastic.

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