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Vermilion Lakes

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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-773-8888
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Special spot for sunset!

Went intending to catch the sunset and saw so much more! Weather was slightly hazy(from forest fires elsewhere) but the lake was still an impeccable mirror of the surrounding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We drove this 4km route as an aside to arriving at Banff. It was pleasant with some lovely stopping areas and picnic spots. Not a walking route for us as the Highway is very adjacent but we can see the potential for a lovely cycle ride and it joins the legacy trail at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went intending to catch the sunset and saw so much more! Weather was slightly hazy(from forest fires elsewhere) but the lake was still an impeccable mirror of the surrounding Sulphur and Rundle Mountains! The normally greyish rock picks up the soft pastels of sunset-really sunning! Tip would be to either hire a bike or have a car-quite a way to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely scenery and nice drive. You can do walks or ride or kayacking in this area. Lots of birds on the lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Vermillion Lakes views are simply wonderful, especially around sunset on a clear evening. Mt. Rundle seems to light up especially, and the reflections of the mountains in the lakes make for outstanding photos.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The lakes are not the point. The mountain views are the point, with their reflection in the water. Would have been awesome on a different day.

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Markham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Come for a nice pleasant drive around the wetlands where the beaver live and fowl of the region reside. Quiet, serene and beautiful. A very different scene of the Rockies.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Easy access just off the Norquy exit to Banff - i got to photograph the sunset with Mt. Rundle in the background. Awesome spot!.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We hired a couple of bikes in Banff and set off , not really knowing what to expect . What a lovely area. The cycling was easy and the views were amazing . It was 11am so we hadn't waited for the sun to go down but it was still worth the trip. Cars are few and far between.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

For an incredible sunset picture on Mount Rundle you need to visit Vermillion Lake #1 about an hour before sunset. The sun shines on Mount Rundle and if the lake is calm you can get a wonderful reflection picture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a walk next to the road, through the forest and near the water. Mosquitos? sure. The vistas were not that impressive. Probably more suited to go out with a canoe and get the full Lake experience.

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