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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-773-8888
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Awesome spot to chill out at

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Saskatoon, SK
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Saskatoon, SK
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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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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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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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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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12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Vermilion Lakes Scenic Drive is definitely worth spending half an hour on. The scenery is stunning and we saw a coyote on the frozen lakes.

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Loch, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nothing to recommend these lakes. We expected to see bird life and saw none. The views of Mt Rundle reflected in the lake was the only redeeming feature.

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