Spiral Tunnels, Yoho National Park

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Witness a historical example of engineering ingenuity firsthand at Spiral Tunnels. The tunnels make up two vast figure-eight tracks that run through the mountains; they mark the site where a train plummeted into the lake, killing three workers. You may just see a freight train pass through; if not, the picturesque mountain range makes the trip worthwhile. Put Spiral Tunnels into our Yoho National Park trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • OK , I'm a nerd. I love civil engineering feats such as this, but honestly, walk out to Banff railway station & you can watch/film that ridiculously long train you missed up there, rolling past you at...  more »
  • This a must stopover while travelling the #1 Trans Canada Highway. It is an easy pull off the highway that offers a scenic lookout of a train tunnel that weaves its way through a mountain. With a long...  more »
  • This is a spot that the signage gives you the information you need and it is by good timing and luck that you are visiting the site when a train actually spirals through the canyon  more »

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