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Tunnel Mountain



Banff Centre overflow parking lot, along St. Julien Road, uphill from Wolf Street.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.17439256616892
Longitude: -115.56123733520508


2.3 km (1.4 mi) one way


Short hike

Ascent Time

40 min

Round Trip Time

1 h 30 min

Elevation Gain

240 mt (790 ft)

Max Elevation

1,690 mt (5,540 foot)

Winter Hazards

When you reach the summit ridge, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from the trailhead, the trail turns north to skirt along the edge of a sheer cliff.

Things You'll See

The trail to the summit of Tunnel Mountain is one of the park's oldest - a popular outing for Banff residents and visitors for over a century. The summit is around 300 meters (980 feet) above the town and offers beautiful views of Banff and its surrounded peaks. You will also see Banff Springs Golf Course, the Bow River, the massive cliffs of Mount Rundle, the Town of Banff, Vermilion Lakes, and the Massive Range.

Filed Under: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
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