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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 #12 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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Bastrop, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Easy to reach by car or hiking. Low watery area easily viewed by interstate and trail. This Louisiana Girl felt at home. It is located alongside Canadain Highway 1 and the second exit coming from Calgary. Easily walked from town and listed on the hiking maps. Lots of water and marsh.

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bangalore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Quite a disappointment. The lakes are not very pretty nor exceptional. There are much nicer places to Visit in Banff

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we visited these lakes (it doesn't really take that long - it is a short drive) early in the morning and later in the evening when the mist was over the lakes. We saw (and heard) two loons - it was like a movie set. We saw three bald eagles fishing (one immature). Another couple we ran into on Bow... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Vermilion Lakes area is easy to access by car and is a great site for birdwatchers, especially at dawn. We have never seen so many baby ducks gathered in one place! Our early morning photographs were spectacular--come here at sunrise to see a lot of waterfowl and to take advantage of the beautiful light for photos, including images of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everything around the lake, there are panels describing what we see in front of us. And in front of us raises itself the Mount Rundle. It is a great place to meditate.

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Lincolnshire
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I walked from my hotel there and back along the Bow Valley Trail, I'm so glad I gave myself the time to do so, it was so peaceful, there's stunning views en route. The lake is beautiful, but spoilt by the noise of the busy road behind

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