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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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Just outside Banff these lakes are nice to visit and easy car access just out from Banff near the turnoff from the highway, some walking trails here and a must see at sunrise and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just outside Banff these lakes are nice to visit and easy car access just out from Banff near the turnoff from the highway, some walking trails here and a must see at sunrise and sunset,,, dont forget the camera.....

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Irricana, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive mountains for the area. It is a pleasant walk but you may want to bring an extra jacket as it can get windy there. Gives nice options for photos too.

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Thank Kate S
Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice relaxing area just next to Banff. Excellent canoeing and awesome sunsets to take photos year round.

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Thank Quasarphoto
Gold Coast, Australia
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake is right on the edge of town as your about to get on the highway.The lake itself is nothing spectacular however we saw Elk here and got some lovely photos taken!

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Thank OwenandSooz
Didsbury, Canada
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can drive here easily, sit on a dock, or drop a canoe in the lakes, and catch a view of some of the varied wildlife in this area. This is a popular area with the photographers where you can get amazing shots of Mount Rundle, especially at sunset.

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Thank Dave P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you want to catch the sunrise - this is one of the best places. Make sure you go early enough to stake a spot as there will be pro and amateur photographers up as early as you to try and get the perfect shot. Wear something warm and soak it all in because it's honestly so, so worth it.... More 

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2 Thank Ransi M
Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went in the evening after the crowds had left and had the beach all to ourselves. No problem parking then either. Incredible 360 degree views and great place for a picnic.

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Thank dawnhendrylovinglife
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There is a well signposted trail leading out of Banff along the river that brings you to the Vermillion Lakes. Once you reach the lakes you do end up walking along the edge of a road, but it's not a busy road with few cars passing. The scenery is spectacular with the lakes in the foreground and snow topped mountains... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Unfortunately, our time in Banff coincided with a multi-day rainstorm. As a result, it was hard to see everything at the Vermillion Lakes. However, the information signs were excellent and Parks Canada has spent a lot of energy and resources into creating high quality information here. This was beautiful and we would have loved to take a canoe out on... More 

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calgary
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am a local from Calgary. This place is a great place to just chilacks all day...bring your chairs, picnic and just see beauty. The way they have set it up is great so that many people can use it but it's still private. You drive along or walk along the roads edge and find a vacant water deck (which... More 

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