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Vermilion Lakes

Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-773-8888
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married

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Katy, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited the lakes area in November 2014 and it was a little too late to see the lakes in action. Initially I was not anticipating it to be a worthwhile attraction during winter, but I was so wrong. The road to the lakes may be closed and you may want to check the road conditions before you head out... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went on a guided horseback trip around Vermillion lakes and we had a fantastic time. I strongly recommend doing this for an afternoon.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Osprey were hunting in the lake at dusk. Mountains reflect in still lake waters. Makes for some nice photos.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Vermillion Lakes is my favourite sunset location. Views of Mt Rundle are wonderful on the still water.

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49 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Vermilion Lakes Scenic Drive is definitely worth spending half an hour on. The scenery is stunning and we saw a coyote on the frozen lakes.

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Loch, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nothing to recommend these lakes. We expected to see bird life and saw none. The views of Mt Rundle reflected in the lake was the only redeeming feature.

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Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Always nice to get away from the craziness of Banff in the summer. Lots of trails and different views of Banff. Nice pit stop if driving to BC.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Amazing reflections of the local scenery, and abundant wildlife too. As for everywhere in Canada ...the road signs can be a bit tricky !

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These lakes are a must see when visiting Banff with the mountains behind. Don't forget your camera and you can stroll down the nicely paved road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gorgeous place. The lake was frozen but very beautiful. Perfect place for lovers of the sunset. Don't miss it.

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