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“Nothing much to enjoy” 1 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 #11 of 33 attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nothing much to enjoy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

there is nothing much to enjoy here. We went there and were dissappointed. The water in this lake is not heavy. and light lakes doesn't have a beauty.

Visited May 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 helpful votes 19 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“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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