Tunnel Mountain

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This hike is one of the more popular hike for tourists. You can walk to the hiking path from the town center, and there is a beautiful view at the top. It takes about 2-3 hours though, so bring water, proper clothing and your camera (lots of wildlife along the way).

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North side, St. Julien St.
TOL OCO Banff, Canada


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Even though it's called Tunnel Mountain, there is no tunnel involved. The mountain got its name when CPR proposed a train route there in 1882. But the lack of tunnel doesn't make this hike any less enjoyable. It starts within city limits so it's easily accessible – you can walk there from Banff Ave., and makes for a great day, or half-day excursion. The trail is well-maintained, heavily used and an ideal spot for visitors to get to know the area. You'll often see wildlife in and around the trail as well. The top offers a great view of the town and surrounding area, so bring your camera.



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