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Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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“fairmont hotel” (32 reviews)
Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An attraction for many photographers from which the classic shots of the Hotel can be taken. Just a short drive out of Banff with free but severely limited parking

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Canadian Icon. Just a quick stop. Park your car, walk across the road take a few picture and marvel at how massive the Banff Springs Hotel is. Why buy the postcard when you can get the picture?

Thank Lori034
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove past this on our way out of Banff, but it was gorgeous to see the hotel surrounded by snow covered trees. If you want the picture you see so often on the internet, it's a must go.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by the guide at the Information Centre that we'd have to take the road to find out. Hint...look at the photo. We did take Tunnel Mountain Road to look for wildlife and we didn't see a single animal! I was very surprised!

Thank Jinnyus
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling to Banff, this is an absolute must-see. This is what comes to mind when I think of Banff. It doesn't take much time, parking is free, and there are numerous look-outs where you can snap some incredible pics. Would highly recommend.

Thank travelgirlSd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views of the beautiful landscape, you can see the Fairmont Springs hotel and several different peaks as well as the river flowing through. There is a small parking area and there are several steps up to the official look out deck but it's worth...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick turn around the corner opens up in the most spectacular view of the Fairmon Banff Springs Hotel in its entirety. Stories abound about the original structure and builder. Boasting more than 750 rooms, it's guaranteed anyone staying there will get lost!

Thank elizabethnoyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the road out of Banff to surprise corner with lovely views of the river and Fairmont hotel across the river. There is a car park but very busy and quite a few coach trips stop there. If you carry on the drive you with...More

Thank GS2013_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a view. From afar it looks amazing. But up close, you would not believe. It's a real life castle complete with men in their Scottish attire. Wow, this hotel! It's a must on anyones list to visit, play golf, or see some great wildlife....More

Thank masulliv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST! Get there for free, lovely backdrop, breathtaking. Definitely a spot you shouldn't miss in Banff. Just cross your fingers that when you get there, there won't be a group tour in a bus. There are some inconsiderate people who doesn't care if they...More

Thank laqui2017
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