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Vermilion Lakes

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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 888-773-8888
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Not on the main drag and frequented by only those who really want to find them, these are 3 of the nicest, peaceful places in and around Banff. you can hike or drive to any one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not on the main drag and frequented by only those who really want to find them, these are 3 of the nicest, peaceful places in and around Banff. you can hike or drive to any one [#2 is the best] but any way you go, it is worth the effort. peaceful, lovely, enjoy

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is so conveniently located right outside the town of Banff, yet seems so wild and serene. There are lovely little spots to stop and lunch, with benches and small piers where you can do some fishing

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our favorite stop. Go early in the day, drive or walk down the lakeside, and just hang out on one of the docks. As the mist rises off the lake, the mountains come into spectacular view. Jaw dropping beauty.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The overlook from the highway is gorgeous. The drive is nice. The hike on the bike path is okay. I have to say, looking back at my photos, it is a truly gorgeous place.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Peaceful and relaxing setting. Can be busy at times. Not as big a WOW factor as many other locations near Banff but nice.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice scenery in a short drive from Banff. The lakes aren't too clear; they are a little murky, so they aren't as pristine as other nearby lakes. However, because the area is flatter, it is more accessible for easy bike riding and hiking.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by this area coz the kids want to see animals. We did see a few deer and some goats but did not spot bear here. We stayed by the lake for a little well. Enjoy the peaceful lake. There are 2 kayaking people on the lake. And that is it!!! No other people along this huge lake! I... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. You can feel the human history in the air of the place. Lush emerald green vegetation surrounding limpid lakes; a jaw dropping backdrop adds to the wonder of the place.

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Ransom Canyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, must see stop on your journey. The whole area is absolutely gorgeous. Worth the time and a great photo spot.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Vermilion Lakes before heading to Canmore town and I have to admit that, this place is inspiring beauty no matter what season, the weather or the time of day. The simplicity of the clouds, mountains and water combined created something wonderful! From where we stopped there was a platform and we took photos with different angles of Mount... More 

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