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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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For us, this was pretty uninspiring. The views over the little lakes was nice enough, but not amazing. Unless you want to walk along a road, then walking isn't on offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found these lakes to be rather disappointing. We couldn't find anywhere to park, although we did manage to stop on the roadside in one or two places. Otherwise, the lakes could not be seen from the road. In fact, the best view seems to be from the viewpoint on the adjacent Trans-Canada highway. There did seem to be quite... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For us, this was pretty uninspiring. The views over the little lakes was nice enough, but not amazing. Unless you want to walk along a road, then walking isn't on offer. Unfortunately, there wasn't much bird life to be seen either - just a few ducks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove out early to capture the sunrise, we where instead greeted by snow and fog and ended up in the back of the car enjoying the fresh snowfall and views over a coffee as the day cleared up the sun cast unimaginably beautiful views over the lake and enjoyed a walk along the road admiring the lakes

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1 Thank Caitlin H
Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here in the morning, Afternoon and Evening. You almost always get a photo opportunity here and the different light on the water and the surrounding mountains makes for a great trip. A lot of people just take pics from the Trans Canada Highway but it's worth the extra 10 mins to drive down to the Lakes. Just... More 

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1 Thank Tanya-Glen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited following recommendations on trip advisor and we were so pleased we did. We took the road next to the highway on entering Banff. We briefly spotted a bald eagle at the first lake, shortly followed by a swainson's hawk. We got a great view of the bald eagle at the 2nd lake and enjoyed a picnic on a... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this are - with the oportunity to hike nearby trails and get to see the lakes and the mountains.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We filled in some time here and it was very pleasant. Didn't see any wildlife. Easy to get to by turning off main highway.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of Mount Runndle , reflected in Vermion Lakes. Picture perfect place to sit and enjoy a sunset and watch the ducks on the water.

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Thank Kevin K
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there in June as part of a photography tour with Philip Norman photography. This attraction is located just outside of Banff town. The lakes are very beautiful with places to sit and relax. It is a photographers hotspot especially during the evening. Must go.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just out of Banff and requires a private car. The road winds along the lakes which are full f bird life and the lake reflects the moutains behind it.

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