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“The view is very nice ,but not a good place for hiking” 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 #6 of 21 Attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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Calgary, Canada
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“The view is very nice ,but not a good place for hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Not too many chinese know this place, although it's super close to Banff town. I love the 3 lakes there , and the little deck . But it's not a good place for hiking. The road is shared with cars , bicycling. But it's a must see place
中国人知道这三个湖的人很少, 我非常喜欢。 景色绝美。 就是不太适应远足。 路上有汽车和自行车。 由于里板芙小镇非常近, 值得一去。

Visited June 2014
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“Just a bit bear-y!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Walk, run, canoe or kayak (maybe even swim) through these beautiful lakes. I often ran through the Fenland (woodland) loop to be spit out at the lakes and grab a quick nap on one of the docks, awakening to the majestic beauty of my personal favourite, Mt Rundle. Although, right now and I think commonly around July/August, the area is out-of-bounds due to the abundance of territorial and frisky Grizzlies that have ventured from the mountain slopes and alarmingly proximal to Banff town. So get there around June to spot a sleepy grizzly, not July to get chased down (by either an angry male, or an angry Parks Canada man with a fine in hand).

Visited June 2014
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“Another beautiful and peaceful place in Banff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Vermilion lakes are just a mile or so from the ce3nter of Banff in the direction of Lake Louise and offer a beautiful and peaceful place. I did not see any wildlife there but the views are still worth going to see.

Visited July 2014
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“Donald and Daffy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The three lakes are well worth a visit and were popular with anglers. We met Daffy a canadian goose who was nesting on four eggs while her partner Donald kept a wary eye on all the visitors who had much to admire in this very scenic area.

Visited May 2014
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“Serenity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Perfect place to take a picnic lunch and view this wetland waters. Get a canoe from town and paddle into the waters to complete your experience

Visited June 2014
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