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Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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Easy access, close to town

These are not spectacular lake but they are worth the hour to go out there and see. There is not... read more

Reviewed today
Russ H
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Quiet and beautiful

We hiked near Vermillion Lakes and it is close to Banff Town. The water was blue/green and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
barb t
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Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“mount rundle” (37 reviews)
“bird life” (12 reviews)
“bike ride” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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+1 888-773-8888
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"mount rundle"
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"bird life"
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"bike ride"
in 15 reviews
"short drive"
in 23 reviews
"fenland trail"
in 12 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 8 reviews
"close to town"
in 17 reviews
"runs parallel"
in 7 reviews
"banff townsite"
in 9 reviews
"some great photos"
in 7 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 14 reviews
"take pictures"
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"amazing views"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed today

These are not spectacular lake but they are worth the hour to go out there and see. There is not much parking but enough, since there will not be that many people there.

Thank Russ H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We hiked near Vermillion Lakes and it is close to Banff Town. The water was blue/green and very clear. We will try to Kayak on it next time we visit.

Thank barb t
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maybe this is a time of day drive as it was not in the least special at noon when the most interesting occurrence was the sight of wedding photography going on.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have an extra fifteen minutes, swing by and enjoy this nice lake, however there honestly are much prettier places in the area.

Thank lgree2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These lakes are not the most scenic lakes but certainly do have their own beauty. They have plenty of wildlife, especially birds. We had a hawk dive for food literally right in front of us. A front row seat to nature is always great. These...More

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty, wetland area that has an easy hike. Easy to get to as it is at the Banff exit off the highway.

Thank OcalaTravelgirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went 1 time during the day and 1 time at sunset, the reflection of the mountain in the lake is beautiful and the place is so quiet, we saw a few wapitis.

1  Thank Celine B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as part of a wild life tour, & saw a beaver swimming. but the views of the mountains reflected in the water were really the drawcard. A photographers paradise.

1  Thank Ursula J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were enthralled with the bird varieties and activities so came each day to watch the eagles, swans, geese..... and nesting Loons. Had the high waters been more friendly, we would have ventured out in the lakes in canoe or kayak ~ be still, be...More

1  Thank H D D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to Vermillion Lakes on our second day in Banff. There was hardly a sole around and the waters were like glass, which made for amazing pictures with beautiful reflections.

1  Thank kd6608
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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
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JTRICH55
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.
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