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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 #15 of 70 things to do in Banff
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married

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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you go there don't disturb the water leave it ripple free and you will see a perfect mirror image of the mountains in the water.The views are amazing

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great plce to stoll or hike, close to the town centre...on a warm sunny day, you may even see the Beavers swimming around. A great place to view the lakes and mountains

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Calgary, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Only 5 minutes from town, the Vermilion Lakes are surrounded by an easy paced walking trail with various points to stop and hangout along the lakeshore. A great place to kayak, canoe or just hang out with some friends/brews and take in views of the surrounding mountains.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

These are just a short drive from Banff. You can pull off the main road, and take a side road right up to the edge of the lake. You can get great views across the lakes with the mountains behind. This was one of our first closeups with the lakes and mountains, and made for an ideal photo opportunity.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were driving to Banff and stopped for a break here and the views were tremondous, especially in the snow. There are signs at the pull in so you know what mountains you are looking at.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

These lakes are easily accessible from Banff - just a 5 minute drive from downtown. In the summer, you could even take a long walk to view the waters. The road is fairly well maintained during the winter, just look out for ice. We just drove out part way to see the lakes completely frozen over and take in the... More 

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Katy, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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