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Get away from the crowds here and be close to nature

Very scenic. We didn’t see anything other than birds but you felt all the time that you might. It... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Bicycling around Banff

Easy flat ride from downtown Banff, along Bow River, to Vermillion Lakes. Bring your camera. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nancy B
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed today

Very scenic. We didn’t see anything other than birds but you felt all the time that you might. It is peaceful here and views of mountains makes it well worth a trip.

Thank winsoc1953
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy flat ride from downtown Banff, along Bow River, to Vermillion Lakes. Bring your camera. The Bow River and lakes are very picturesque.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the best place to see the sunset. When the sun is right, it lights up rundle mountain. take the Norquay exit off Trans canada 1 heading toward Lake Louise, go left and then take vermillion lakes turn. easy to get to. go to...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be the place for nature photographers, birders, or just outdoor enthusiasts. We went early in the morning two days, and the views were remarkable. Great pictures of the mountains with the lake in the foreground. Ducks and other birds, including a golden eagle...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Vermillion Lakes for its beautiful scenic views at any time of day or any season to see a different and unique scene each time! Plus the chance of seeing wildlife and waterfowl. A short 5-10 minute drive from Banff...so visit more than once while...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These lakes are close to the town of Banff and are great locations for bird sightings as well as make good sunrise / sunset photo spots. Quite a few places to stop along the way but not a lot of parking. Worth the time to...More

Thank waterboiler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cyclists were a hazard as usual. They were always speeding except for one family. Views of the lake were nice, but the trail did not have any down to the lakes.

Thank tedster074
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would always choose to go down just about sunset the light is magnificent if the sun is shining but going down and good reflections too.. and you can sometimes see animals like Elk. Do watch for mosquitoes, though take deet or something to keep...More

Thank Bomberboy467
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way out of Banff on our last day there. This is a much less tourist visited spot so you won’t have as much trouble parking and it doesn’t quite a busy. It’s all a little bit more...More

1  Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a relaxing drive along the edge of Vermilion Lakes after visiting the lakes on the Minnewanka Loop Drive. The lakes were pretty but no match for the more beautiful lakes we had just seen.

Thank loves2travel49
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from travelerwayne1997 | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any bears at the Vermillions - on two different early mornings. Still a gorgeous and tranquil destination.
Carolyn E
July 30, 2016|
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Response from anniezh2006 | Reviewed this property |
The Banff canoe club. Address: Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave, Banff Hours of Operation: 9am until 9pm Opening Day is May 14th 2016
June 13, 2016|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can have dinner at the restaurant in the Juniper Hotel. It is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Norquay and the dinning room has an excellent view of Vermillion Lakes.