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“Wilderness on the outskirts of town!”
Review of Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes
Ranked #15 of 50 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Vermilion lakes are situated just a couple of miles out of the town of Banff. We were there in April and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We sat on the shore of the lakes watching the sun go down over the mountains, we could have been 100's of miles from anybody - serene and relaxing.

This is a great place to pass away a couple of hours although I'm not sure what it would be like when all the summer visitors are in town.

2  Thank garrytev
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A quick drive along the shores of the interconnected lakes (low water levels at the end of summer) revealed a Cyote, more intent on the squirrel he was seeking out amongst the rocks of the nearby highway embankment than us. The lakes are accessible from downtown Banff by canoe when the water levels are at their peak we're told.

Thank Warooka
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is something other worldly when you get to view the colours of the lakes and streams that are fed from glaciers, and should be sought out if you are anywhere close......

1  Thank Judy W
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were here late one evening and early one morning. Both experiences were peaceful and beautiful but different. The light changes, the birds change and the reflections change. Since the road getting here is so narrow you don't have to be concerned about hoards of bus people. One of my favorite pictures of our trip is from here

Thank princes110
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Brilliant photography spot for amateurs and pros. Highly recommended. Take a few minutes off the beaten path for great results

1  Thank TravellerGoat
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