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“Nice Drive for mountain photos” 4 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 #13 of 71 things to do in Banff
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Nice Drive for mountain photos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The drive is rather nice for a leisurely drive to get some nice
views of the mountains. Like Rundle and Tunnel. Nice photo ops too.

Visited September 2013
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Surrey, BC
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“Knockout view no matter the season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Vermilion Lakes, west of Banff, Alberta, provide a stunning view not only of the surrounding mountains (notably the iconic Mount Rundle, seen in these paintings.), but of the rich and colourful grasslands which provide a haven for waterfowl and other wildlife. For photographers and artists, this is an easily accessible yet remarkably private place to see the changing seasons and their evocative colours.

Visited April 2013
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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“Wilderness on the outskirts of town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Vermilion lakes are situated just a couple of miles out of the town of Banff. We were there in April and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We sat on the shore of the lakes watching the sun go down over the mountains, we could have been 100's of miles from anybody - serene and relaxing.

This is a great place to pass away a couple of hours although I'm not sure what it would be like when all the summer visitors are in town.

Visited April 2013
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“We saw our first Cyote!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A quick drive along the shores of the interconnected lakes (low water levels at the end of summer) revealed a Cyote, more intent on the squirrel he was seeking out amongst the rocks of the nearby highway embankment than us. The lakes are accessible from downtown Banff by canoe when the water levels are at their peak we're told.

Visited October 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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“is the colour real?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is something other worldly when you get to view the colours of the lakes and streams that are fed from glaciers, and should be sought out if you are anywhere close......

Visited October 2013
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