Alberta & BC Rockies Banff Tunnel Mountain
Banff's Tunnel Mountain is best seen from Tunnel Mountain Road, accessed by
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort at the extreme east end of Banff Avenue, or by
Buffalo Street, along the eastern bank of the Bow River. When starting from the
east, the road wind and climbs until you get to a number of hotels, motels, and
a campground, with a great view of the Bow River Valley and relative isolation
from Banff's hustle and bustle (and also the train horns heard in the town
throughout the night).
There's also a 2.3 kilometre (1.4 mile) hiking trail to the top of the mountain,
climbing 300 metres (984 feet). The trail winds around the cliff side (don't
get too close) and provides great views to the east. (more hiking trails)
Banff: Tunnel Mountai Attractions
- These pillars of eroded sandstone are located about a mile north of Bow Falls where the Bow River has eroded into Tunnel Mountain, across from the Banff Springs Golf Course. Accessible by a small
hike from the road.
- Walter Phillips Gallery*
107 Tunnel Mountain Rd
Banff, AB T1L 1H5
At the Banff Center for the Arts, this gallery showcases contemporary art and media. Open Wed,Fri-Sun 12:30pm-5pm; Thu 12:30pm-9pm
- Banff Centre for the Arts
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Banff, AB T1L 1H5
Toll Free: 1-800-565-9989
- Bow Falls
- These falls allow the waters of the Bow River to drop about 30 feet, near the confluence with the Spray River. They're a short walk from the Banff Springs
Hotel (there's a parking lot) or or a short hike from the Banff Centre off Tunnel
Mountain. From the Tunnel Mountain side of the falls, you also get a great view
of the Banff Springs Hotel, the golf course, and the Spray River
Click on "Hybrid" to see the Tunnel Mountain.
Click on "Hybrid" to view satellite image with map.