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Must stop for photography

This is probably the most photographed spot for Mount Rundle, yet it never gets old. Travel down... read more

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Canmore, Canada
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Good for a Couple of Hours Walk

Approximately an hours walk from the centre of Banff, passing the rail station,through a park area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tony H
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is probably the most photographed spot for Mount Rundle, yet it never gets old. Travel down the road to a few different spots, watch out in the marsh as your feet can get wet anywhere!

Thank SGFranklin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Approximately an hours walk from the centre of Banff, passing the rail station,through a park area and onto a quiet road to two lakes. Beautiful views from the small piers, but hum of traffic from the nearby dual carriageway. Worth the walk! There is a...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked out to the the Lakes from Banff town centre using the Fenlands trail and then along the road. We were rewarded with breathtaking views all around, but especially of Mount Rundle. We also saw some elk and a bald eagle, which was quite...More

Thank CLP04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vermillion Lakes was our favorite photo location in Banff. There are three lakes with each one having its own character. Fall is a beautiful time to visit as the sun lights up the shrubs and grasses dressed in their fall colors. You will also find...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main way people go to see what the Vermilions Lakes have to offer is by driving or cycling along Vermilion Lakes Road near the Trans Canada / Mount Norquay intersection. Another way to get some views of these lakes is from the Cave and...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a short around the lake. Parking is not an issue. We did see a number of brides having their photos taken with the scenic background! Nice and peaceful and loved the mountain view.

Thank izyphotos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving around the lakes for a short while we decided to walk around. Parking was easy and we did the fenland trail that took around half an hour to complete. Nothing out of the ordinary but interesting to see some trees growing horizontally out...More

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are on the long drive to Calgary or Jasper this a wee detour that is well worth it just to get a bit of peace away from the madding crowd at the viewpoint above. It is only about 10-15 minutes. Parking is at...More

Thank Kill0ch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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.