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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 #11 of 33 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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Manitou Springs CO
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Went here for a sunset picture. The lake was a little low but it is very scenic. Saw lots of different ducks.

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Swansea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Spent half a day cycling around this often missed attraction. Rented two great and comfortable cycles for a half day and off we went on an amazingingly pleasant and peaceful ride around the lakes. Plenty of wildlife to be seen and a very smooth and well laid out cycle path. A must if you have a couple of hours to... More

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BRITISH COLUMBIA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A beautiful sunny day allowed us to tour slowly around the lakes in our vehicle. We also saw folks on bicycles and walking. A number of locations where the road is very close to the water allowed us to look at all the bird life on the various lakes. A spotting scope is useful as some of the birds are... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Try heading down the far end for pre sunset photos and you will capture the reflection of the mountains on the lake

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This drive was such a pleasant and relaxing drive. Tucked into a place if it's own. Lots of birds to watch; painters/artists working on their art; a peaceful little lake with mountains watching over it.

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Santa Clara, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited just after a snow storm. Nice walk at end of road and not far from town. Birds on the lakes and changing views along the road.

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Bastrop, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The views are great and you never know what you will find. We saw several different types of ducks and a female elk.

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Nelson, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So visit while they're still there! We take this drive along the lakeshore every time we visit the park for the views of wildlife, birds and mountains. Lots of birds! There are pull outs and benches all along the way so you can park and have your lunch or just enjoy the tranquility. These lakes used to be larger, but... More

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Canmore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A very relaxing place to visit where you can park along side the lakes and observe wild life, read a book, take photos or just "chill out". Near Banff township.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We rented bikes in town (there are several places to do this) and rode along the Legacy Trail by Vermillion lakes. We only rode about 5 miles out and then back but you can ride it all the way to Canmore. You can get a lock with the bikes too. It was a relaxing break from all the hiking we... More

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