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“Not much, really” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes
Ranked #8 of 67 things to do in Banff
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Not much, really”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The drive is pleasant enough and if you have a boat on the lake, then I'm sure it is OK, but as a sight, it doesn't offer much beyond an average view of an average lakes area. Perhaps it will be more in the winter/snow.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It's worth it to make your way out to the third lake - very tranquil! I really loved this spot. Highly recommended when in Banff.

Visited June 2013
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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“beautiful scenic drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

lakes are very pretty, and this bike/car road is lovely. it gets narrower in places, and many hiking trails go off from the main route. many nice picnic spots once you get away from the highway zooming above. do go.

Visited July 2013
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Bike It, don't Drive It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great little choice here for a bike rental ride from Banff. A lot of waterfowl are present and the reflection from the nearby mountains makes for some excellent pictures. You can drive around the lakes; however, biking seems to fit better for the area. It's ~2 miles outside of Banff and an easy ride.

Visited July 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“Nice Lakes But Not A Lot To See”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

These were suggested as great place to see wildlife and as only short drive from Banff we took a drive. The lakes themselves were ok but few places to stop and not much to see. OK wildlife isn't going to jump out at you but suspect you need to go very early in morning or late at night

Visited July 2013
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