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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married

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A Patchwork Quilt of Color and Texture

This was such an awesome surprise. We liked the view of Vermillion Lake from the Highway #1 Lookout Point, so we entered Banff on the Mt. Norquay Road Intersection and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was such an awesome surprise. We liked the view of Vermillion Lake from the Highway #1 Lookout Point, so we entered Banff on the Mt. Norquay Road Intersection and immediately turned right onto Vermillion Lakes Drive. This narrow road skirts the two lakes with stopping points to enjoy and photograph the vegetation, waterfowl, lakes, mountains and snowfields in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

These lakes were an easy walk to from our hotel and although these lakes don't really compare to Banff s other nature attractions it was still interesting to see

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

But alas, we didn't see any Moose on our visit of the Vermilion Lakes. The area is good for walking or running and biking, has various locations to stop and view the marshy lake with majestic views in the background. Nice photo opportunities along the way.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Peace and quite with amazing views of the lakes and mountains. You can walk there or bike also drive if you can. Few benches where you can sit pause and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We did the walk from Wolf Ave along the river but soon found the path roped off due to wildlife activity. We had to detour along Vermilion Drive but soon found more peaceful riverside walks. We didn't see the fenland as planned but there's not much that can be done when the wildlife is rutting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you love to take pictures please be sure not to miss this walk/drive. The mountain views, wildlife and scenery itself is amazing.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Banff has so many beautiful areas. This is just another one of them. Some viewing spots have benches to sit and take in the scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We spent a long weekend in Banff and found ourselves driving out to Vermillion Lakes many times...a few times each day, actually! It is very close to Banff Town site. We saw a herd of elk a few times, some mule deer, loons, etc. It is easily accessible by car, or if you feel like walking you can park and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Walked to the lakes through a small wood with Elk hidden in the trees. Lake views with mountains in the background were stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Hired some bikes (wallet screaming in agony) for a couple of hours and cycled around the lakes' road. The views from the lakes are stunning (same could be said for anywhere in Banff, I guess). Saw our first musk-rat too! Took some lovely pics and the day will always be in my memory

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