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Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews banff springs hotel bow river fairmont hotel viewing platform postcard view a small parking lot great viewpoint crossing the road photo opportunity vantage point worth a stop tunnel mountain short drive take photos nice walk walk up surrounding mountains
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect spot to take pictures of the Banff Springs Hotel and the surrounding Canadian Rockies.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carl K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprise corner gives you an amazing view of the Fairmont as well as the surrounding mountains. Even in the -3 temperatures, people were there taking in the view.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We stayed at the Fairmont and I know I wanted to see this view before I left. We stopped up there and it was snowing, absolutely breathtaking!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 52maryann
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

During winter this is a spectacular place to get a lasting memory photo. It's a beautiful sight and a nice quiet place to enjoy a wonderful view of the historic hotel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrGolec
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We thought we might see a different view of the Bow River Falls but really this is simply a view of the Banff Spings Hotel. Nothing much else there but do recommend the Hoo Doos trail that starts from there.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CherylDD599
Reviewed 15 December 2018

You've got to get a photo of yourself with this iconic landscape in the background. For safety and convenience there's wooden stairs leading up to a large wood platform.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AixTex
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Just a short walk from the parking place you can get to see the Hoodoo and surrounding countryside. we saw a number of deer across the valley.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a very handy place for anybody visiting Banff. If you're walking from downtown, the route is a bit sketchy, but if you're driving, there's good parking, and when full, there's overflow parking on the street. You get some stunning views of the Fairmont...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

A quick and easy place for nice views. Good access to trails for more exploring on foot. Easy parking access too. Go check it out!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Easy to drive up to and a bus stop right by the view point. Great view of the Banff Hotel and mountains on a clearer day. I wouldn't hike up here just for the view but if you can catch a bus or drive up,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TomCho88
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