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Canada Banff Springs Hotel

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This spot is called Surprise Corner by locals. The surprise at the corner on Tunnel Mountain Road is the sudden appearance and incredible view of the Banff Springs Hotel. The beautiful building known as the “Castle Of The Rockies” sits in the backdrop of Sulphur Mountain while in the foreground the majestic Bow River cascades down into the Bow Falls. This famous and iconic view of the hotel is promoted all over the world. Inside, there are historic pictures, paintings and postcards that date back to the late 1800s.

Photography Tips

The best time for lighting is in the late morning or mid-day. A small parking area sits at the bend in the road just past the observation deck. Watch for traffic if you are crossing the road.

Travel Information

There is no sign marking the viewpoint. From downtown Banff, the drive to the view takes five minutes. You can access the corner from Banff Avenue by driving along to the top end of Buffalo Street, it turns into Tunnel Mountain Drive. A sudden view of the hotel will appear on the right-hand side. Walking from town takes approximately half an hour.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Daytime & sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 05:56 - 21:40 | current local time: 10:21
Photo Themes Historic hotel
Locations Banff Banff Alberta

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