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“Peaceful” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes
Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
888-773-8888
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Ranked #14 of 72 things to do in Banff
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I expected more. This was a rambling peaceful drive along side small lakes that provide sanctuary to local birds. Biggest drawback is that runs alongside a major highway.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Maine
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“Lakes Best Seen Early or Late in the Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

These three fairly small, shallow, boggy but lovely lakes, located west of Banff just 4.5 km out on dead-end Vermillion Lakes Drive, each has the same gorgeous mountain backdrop. It’s definitely a camera-worthy place. Between the first two lakes is a small, forested island. The lake farthest from the village has hot springs, which we’d hoped to see firsthand. When we got there at mid-morning on a cloudy and cold mid-June day, we found nowhere to park at the pullouts, so we headed back out.

Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews
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“Beauty in the sunshine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A short 4km drive along the lakes with spectacular views over to Mt. Rundell. We drove with windows down to enjoy the sound of the wind in the pines...spotted mule deer and many species of ducks. Very tranquil and pleasant

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

All there was was moss, fungus, mosquitoes & dirt. No place for picnic. It's just water surrounded with trees and bushes. Nothing so great.

Visited August 2012
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Barrie, Canada
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“A Short Drive to Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Just a short drive (or cycle when the snow melts) outside of Banff. Great photo opps with the lakes as 'reflecting pools' for the mighty Rockies. Awesome.

Visited April 2013
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