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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married

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Nice drive with great views

Nice drive or bike ride also can walk not hard with great views of Rundle Mountain and might see some deer or elk beaver or eagles.A must do if you are in Banff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice drive or bike ride also can walk not hard with great views of Rundle Mountain and might see some deer or elk beaver or eagles.A must do if you are in Banff.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The lakes and rivers in this area are a magnificent turquoise and the surrounding Rocky Mountains will take your breath away. Highly recommend this area for a deep and restorative connection with Nature.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We made this gorgeous drive starting at around 4 p.m. and there was little to no traffic which made our trip so much nicer. Beautiful views and at nearly every pull-over, there were excellent and detailed information and pictures informing us of the area and very specific data onf the immediate overlook area.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We rented a kayak, paddled down the canal to the lakes and circumnavigated the lakes. We saw a pair of bald Eagles, a muskrat, and beaver dens, and trails everywhere, No beaver sightings on this trip, so we will just have to go back.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A series of three lakes at the edge of Banff town, can be reached by foot or by car. Tranquil area ideal for walking and taking in the views, and maybe some wildlife if you're lucky! We were lucky enough to see a Bald Eagle in our short time there. Can be accessed from the Fenland Trail from Banff.

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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Rent or bring your own canoe or kayak, it's a relaxing outing, with wonderful views in the midst of the mountains. Close to Banff, in fact so close you can rent canoes right in Banff and start your relaxing water excursion along a canal to the lakes from there. We took our own kayaks and dropped them into the water... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take a break from your hectic travel and skiing; carry a picnic or just something to munch on and sit near the lakes for a gorgeous view of the sunset. You won't be disappointed!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Vermillion lakes are another easy walk from downtown Banff. Not only are the lakes beautiful the perimeter road next to the Trans Canadian Highway (highway 1), but you may see a variety of waterfowl. The view of Mt. Rundle is just stunning so bring your camera. Just take the trail that fronts the Bow River and continue across the railroad... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing these lakes and took great pictures. We were hoping for lots of bird sightings, but they were in the trees, so we could hear them but not see them. This would be a great place for biking, or if you have your own canoe, kayak, or paddle board it's a wonderful place to spend more time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you hire a canoe it's worth having a paddle on the blue Bow River then heading up the channel to Vermillion Lakes. The lakes are shallow so more punting than paddling, but the views of Mount Rundle are spectacular.

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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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