Vermilion Lakes are found just outside the town of Banff, Alberta in Western Canada. The Lakes can be found easily when exiting Banff by following the signposts.
The Lakes themselves offer a great scenic view of the surrounding mountains as well as the local wildlife. When I visited the lakes there was a female deer at the distant end of the lake, there was also a number of Canadian Loons swimming as well as Wood toads in the marshes. Although this isn't the greatest activity in Banff it is a great place to visit if you are interested in seeing the local Wildlife