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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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Vermillion Lakes near the Banff Townsite

The Vermillion Lakes are one of highlights of Banff National Park. I have visited these lakes several times, the most recent on March 17, 2015. I went early, just after the sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Cambridge, Canada
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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Vermillion Lakes are one of highlights of Banff National Park. I have visited these lakes several times, the most recent on March 17, 2015. I went early, just after the sun rose over the mountains. I found a clear sky, with now wind. The lakes were partially open, near a local hotspring warming the water, partially with overnight ice,... More 

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Lantzville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The views are similar to the postcards you can buy. The road is very quaint and there seems to be a bit of a hotspring like creek that flows into the lake. Rather interesting

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Gorgeous and stunning lake. Quite unique compared to the other lakes around. Best place to be during sunset. We saw a lot of water fowls and plenty of ducks.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We travel to Banff several times a year and Vermillion Lakes is a spot we return to over and over again. It's a few minutes outside of town - easy to access via foot and vehicle. They have done some upgrades to the area over the past few years: more benches and signage. It looks like a lovely spot to... More 

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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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