Great viewing spot of the Fairmont hotel and surrounding mountains. A few parking spots and only a short walk up steps to the platform
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We hiked from Surprise Corner to Hoodoos. We did miss a turn and ended up on a longer, more challenging path. Not all of the splits are well marked. The hike, as intended , is a moderate hike.
This spot has a great panoramic view of the Banff Springs Hotel and surrounding area. Probably worth the short climb to the upper viewing area.
Unfortunately this week the smoke from British Columbia is quite heavy and visibility is limited, however the Bow River is quite impressive as it is less than 100 yes away and beyond that the Fairmont about a quarter of a mile distant raises an iconic...More
The lookout itself is great if you want a nice view of the hotel. The river below however can't be seen from here BUT there are locations nearby where you can see it and take photos. The walk along the river to get from town...More
Surprise Corner offer's what I believe to be the Best View of the Banff Springs Hotel. All times of the year you can see the Castle on the Mountain. There is no public restrooms here, but there is limited parking. It is a easy walk...More
This is where all the tourists stop for a beautiful view of the Banff Springs Hotel, rising majestically from the forest overlooking the Bow River. There are a couple of different viewpoints and they make wonderful photos. Parking is quite good.
As we explored the Banff community, we turned a corner & found Surprise Corner with its view of the Banff Springs Hotel. What a great view and a fun place.