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Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
888-773-8888
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
Traveler Description: Location Details:  Directions: 5 minute drive (1.5 miles) northwest of Banff. From downtown, take Mount Norquay Rd north towards the Trans-Canada Hwy... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stunning view surrounded with Mountains with couple of miles from Banff. Enjoy sun set there on shore with rich and colorful grasslands.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The drive is rather nice for a leisurely drive to get some nice views of the mountains. Like Rundle and Tunnel. Nice photo ops too.

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Surrey, BC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Vermilion Lakes, west of Banff, Alberta, provide a stunning view not only of the surrounding mountains (notably the iconic Mount Rundle, seen in these paintings.), but of the rich and colourful grasslands which provide a haven for waterfowl and other wildlife. For photographers and artists, this is an easily accessible yet remarkably private place to see the changing seasons and... More

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Vermilion lakes are situated just a couple of miles out of the town of Banff. We were there in April and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We sat on the shore of the lakes watching the sun go down over the mountains, we could have been 100's of miles from anybody - serene and relaxing. This is a... More

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Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A quick drive along the shores of the interconnected lakes (low water levels at the end of summer) revealed a Cyote, more intent on the squirrel he was seeking out amongst the rocks of the nearby highway embankment than us. The lakes are accessible from downtown Banff by canoe when the water levels are at their peak we're told.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is something other worldly when you get to view the colours of the lakes and streams that are fed from glaciers, and should be sought out if you are anywhere close......

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Buford, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were here late one evening and early one morning. Both experiences were peaceful and beautiful but different. The light changes, the birds change and the reflections change. Since the road getting here is so narrow you don't have to be concerned about hoards of bus people. One of my favorite pictures of our trip is from here

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Brilliant photography spot for amateurs and pros. Highly recommended. Take a few minutes off the beaten path for great results

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We always take the Vermillion Lakes drive ... great views of the mountains and lakes ... take a lunch and hang out for a while .. very relaxing .... great for canoeing

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

the day we visited the clouds were sitting below the tops of the mountains and the view was amazing. My husband loves taking photos - we were there for a while!

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