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Tunnel Mountain Drive

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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US$97.56*
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
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Banff Day Trip from Calgary

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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Aurora, Canada
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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the incrediable scenery and there is plenty to do along the way. Get a tourist map out before hand and do a little planning so you have plenty of time along the route.

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edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Tunnel mountain offers a birds eye view of downtown banff and is a scenic drive that is beautiful just minutes from the downtown core.

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Trochu, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wonderful scenic drive over the mountain. Breathtaking views of the town of Banff and of the surrounding mountains.

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alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My family made the relatively short drive along Tunnel Mountain Road in hopes of seeing wildlife (we saw two mule deer) and beautiful scenery. We were not disappointed with Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. We were disappointed because the road to Johnston Lake was closed and the boat tours on Minnewanka were closed for the season, but the scenery... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The road connect the freeway to the downtown and is an alternate route which is beautiful, great vista points and serene.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Exactly as described, a Scenic Drive with some nice views and pullouts for further viewing. As with any other scenic drive, for the most part the scenic part is left to the passengers rather than the driver. But it is worth it to spent an hour on this drive.

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SE England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This drive covers a lot of stuff in a small amount of time. The best views of Bow Falls….saves you going to the other side. The view at the end looking back to tunnel mountain is great. A good car journey

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a lovely scenic drive that you pick up right in Banff, stopping at Surprise Corner with a great view of the Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls below you. There is a nice little pull off on the left just past the Arts Center that offers a picture postcard view of Banff spread out below you. Definitely stop... More 

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