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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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Vermillion lakes is on the road from Canmore to Banff. If you don't know anything about it you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harriet590
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Vermillion Lakes

Gorgeous isolated scenic site near town of Banff...short ride to get there. Good place to view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeanine F
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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+1 888-773-8888
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Reviewed yesterday

Vermillion lakes is on the road from Canmore to Banff. If you don't know anything about it you would probably just drive passed. Nothing special.

Thank Harriet590
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous isolated scenic site near town of Banff...short ride to get there. Good place to view wildlife, take photos. Gorgeous views of Mt Rundle. Pretty drive through wetland forest area.

Thank Jeanine F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful lakes, adjacent to one another and connected to the Bow River. Rent canoes or kayaks from the Banff Canoe Club or bring your own. Walking path alongside the river also provides access, but the lakes are surrounded by reeds and marshy areas. Great place...More

Thank whitemice46
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only bad thing about this visit was we went in the evening and had to stay in the car to avoid being eaten alive! But the views of sunlight beaming through the clouds and of a rainbow - with it all reflected in the...More

Thank maryandderek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to hang out at away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Banff, and Vermillion Lakes are so close to downtown Banff. Apart from the noise from the highway, is a very tranquil place. The scenery provided by the backdrop...More

Thank 70Shaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving to Vermilion Lakes is always a pleasure. The views of the surrounding mountains is well worth the trip. Walking paths and viewpoints are an added bonus.

Thank margandbarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a mosquito infested area that requires lots of insect spray. We never saw any wildlife except the mosquitoes. And they were abundant!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen bald eagles in the past but we didn't see any wildlife this trip. You can get a nice picture of the lakes with mountains in the background at sunset. A calm lake gives a nice reflection.

Thank morrishj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely not the best lake in Banff but it is jus mins' drive from the Town centre and is one of the recommended places for sunset view. We came here for sunset and it was nice. Best part is its less of an...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lakes were pretty, though no where near the color or spectacular setting of the other lakes in the park. It is a good location for bird watching. I did see a few deer but nothing else on the two trips I made there.

Thank Kristin_C81
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Carolyn E
31 July 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
14 June 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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