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Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Ranked #11 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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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was so breath taking to see the beautiful teal coloured water on our walk through the trails. We took a picnic lunch and sat on the dock and took it all in .

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We arrived this beautiful place early in the morning. We took it by car and stopped near each one of the 3 lakes. The place is so quiet and nice, it seems it's only you and the nature. highly recommended great sceneries and not so crowded.

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Crewe, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We'd seen everything we wanted to see, and had an hour spare. Still disparate to see a Mouse and Beavers we thought we'd head out to Vermilion Lakes. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any wildlife but we did have a relaxing walk through the woods

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Except for the sawtooth view of Mt Rundle, this is not necessarily worth the toime to drive to. The so-called lakes are nothing special.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We drove the lakes on two different days and saw no wildlife, but the views are wonderful just like everywhere in Banff

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Ascot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The vantage point from the highway was actually the best view we had of the lakes, and across to the mountains. Were relatively unimpressed driving down and stopping beside them. Little to see and little in the way of wildlife, at least during the daytime. I'm told it is better, though busier, in the evenings.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I like to go for a drive down this road whenever we are in the Banff area. It's very beautiful and easy to get to as it's right off the highway. Would be more peaceful if you couldn't hear the noise from the highway. Surprisingly, I've never actually seen too much for wildlife here, except for various birds and squirrels.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We watched the Supermoon rise over Vermillion Lake. Gorgeous and peaceful.. But bring bug spray as the mosquitoes were nasty!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the lakes in the evening after hearing that the water is more still and there is a good chance of seeing wildlife. We didn't see any wildlife (other than an abundance of mosquitoes) but the mirror images of Mount Rundle in the lake are beautiful. Very calming and peaceful on a summer evening.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Banff canoe club rents you a canoe or kayak by the hour ( $36 for first hour then $20 hour thereafter mad you need photo ID). You can canoe to the lake which is an easy 15-20 minutes away. Pretty shallow much of the way, so low risk but you get a life jacket. It was 38 degrees the day... More

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