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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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Gorgeous scenery

This drive was fairly short, but worth it. When we did this, we didn't see any wildlife. But the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
traveldoc
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Go at sunrise! Oh my gosh - it's beautiful...

You'll be sharing the parking turnouts with many other sunrise seekers so go early. This is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary V
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McKinleyville, California
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This drive was fairly short, but worth it. When we did this, we didn't see any wildlife. But the beauty was well worth it.

Thank traveldoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll be sharing the parking turnouts with many other sunrise seekers so go early. This is a gorgeous place to catch a sunrise in Banff and we got some great photos!

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Rundle and Vermilion lake, a picturesque combination. This time of the year, this area was not busy. You can enjoy a moment of peace. Tree leaves turned into different color, red, orange and yellow, good for photo taking. We went for hiking. unfortunately, wolf...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice lakes, and a peaceful cycling or walking area. Almost no tourists go there because there are other main attractions. Amazing views of the lakes from Juniper Hotel Restaurant.

Thank 22dalia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so cool, just driving enjoying the views. A couple of cars pulled over and just to our left are a mama and 2 cubs napping in a tree. Because there was quite a slope down they were pretty much right at eye level.

Thank k0sm056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the road in this area in late afternoon, so it wasn't very busy. It's a tranquil, marshy area, reflecting the dramatic mountains nearby. There are many small pull-offs with informational plaques about the wildlife, etc.

Thank CBW47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw more wildlife on this short drive in the evening at sunset than on the Bow Valley Drive. This is only afew miles from town and there are turn outs and even benches where one can sit.

Thank JDfromTitusville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, draws less visitors that some other spots in the area. Nice place to watch the sunrise. Get there early to enjoy without the crowds.

Thank davidhL1196HD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent short hike close to the highway, but still getting back to nature. We did not see much wildlife, but you could tell they were active earlier in the morning. Easy, smooth trails.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The part we did see was beautiful. We traveled about 2 km up this road and got to a traffic jam with people running around waving their arms. Apparently there was a "family of bears" on the road ahead and everyone was running to get...More

Thank Heather T
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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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