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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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Best view of Mount Rundle

Go around sunset, the view of the mountain and the moon is incredible! And in fall the colors make it pop even more. You can even take a picnic lunch and enjoy it for even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Go around sunset, the view of the mountain and the moon is incredible! And in fall the colors make it pop even more. You can even take a picnic lunch and enjoy it for even longer! A good compliment to a shopping or "in" day, or a scenic end to a scenic drive!

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We drove along the Vermilion Lakes Road late one evening, hoping to see a spectacular sunset and maybe a moose or bear. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any of those but I did have a nice chat with some of the photographers who were lined up in the laybys! We saw an osprey diving and a few ducks but... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent drive in itself even though we didn't catch any wildlife.. We went early in the morning but it wasn't our day. Amazing early sun over the lakes and mountain views!

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Forster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Vermillion Lakes are just outside Banff. Whereas everything around Banff is busy these lakes are tranquil and picturesque. We drove along the edge of the Vermillion Lakes and where taken back by the beauty of this area. Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We drove along the lakes and enjoyed the view we had of the various mountains in the area. The view of Mt Rundle was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had the opportunity to Kayak through the canals that lead from Banff to the lakes. Very peaceful and easy trip. Took about an hour or so. The views are stunning and the water is crystal clear. A little windy when arriving at lakes but all is good with the sites and views from the water towards the mountains.

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Princeton, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The history and natural environment at the Vermilion Lakes is very interesting, and like nothing else around Banff. Very nice walk on a paved road, can be continued on the Heritage Trail.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The lakes are just out of town, but on a back road so don't get a lot of tourists. There is a small hot spring that drains into the lake. You can feel its warmth. That area doesn't freeze in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I was checking out the Vermilion Lakes for a place to do sunset photography. On my first afternoon in Banff as I was driving along the lakes, I saw a grizzley bear. I saw him again a few days later. It was very cool, a little surreal and a little scary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful little drive long the lakes. they have docks they you can take a kayak or other small craft out and enjoy the beauty... We saw a family of moose before 8am one morning.

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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-773-8888
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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