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If you just happen to be coming down that road from tunnel mountain then stop and have a look, but I wouldn’t make a point to go out to Surprise Corner unless you are a big fan of the awful looking Fairmont Hotel.
We drove to the overlook as it was still fairly brisk in early March to walk there from downtown. On the other hand it owould be a pleasant hike during summer months. It is definitely worth the hike or drive to enjoy the classic view...More
We stumbled on Surprise Corner by accident and happened to get a parking spot in the very small parking lot. Just cross the busy street, and there's a set of steps that takes you up to the viewing platform where you can see the beautiful...More
Took a walk from the Banff Centre to Surprise Corner, as recommended by a staff at the hotel and I was not disappointed with the view! I was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking, not only the building but the natural scenery around it.
located near the Banff centre , this is an easy walk up from the main street in Banff.
There is very little parking so if you walk along the river trail on the opposite side to Bow falls you will arrive at this lookout point....More
If you're passing and you want a picture of The Fairmont then this is it. Otherwise there's nothing. There's a pull-in on the road (at a corner); very limited parking. Cross the road and climb the wooden steps to the wooden platform. From memory these...More
We heard about this stop from a local and decided to check it out. The view was pretty but the parking was a bit of a challenge. The lot is small and the road parking is not the best. The view of the hotel is...More