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Lovely scenery and amazing water photos

Amazing and vast views for Vermilion lakes - just be sure to pack your camera for this little treat!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Great Views

Just before entering Banff (coming from Golden) the lakes are at your right hand sight. The views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 10, 2007

The Vermillion Lakes, a short walk or shorter drive from Banff are so beautiful. We got engaged at these Lakes earlier this year and plan to get married there in 2 years time. The mountains reflect in the lakes and there are loads of wildlife...More

10  Thank Kezzadoll
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Vermillion Lakes are a let down- these are 3 swampy, marshy Lakes near Banff which do not look good and have a brackish, Not blue, color. There are a lot of Mosquitos here and not much else. I saw people jogging and I couldn't imagine...More

2  Thank SEAJourney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing and vast views for Vermilion lakes - just be sure to pack your camera for this little treat!

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just before entering Banff (coming from Golden) the lakes are at your right hand sight. The views are really beautiful and worthwile to make stop to enjoy the scenery.

Thank Tamaragw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 October 8, 2018

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 October 5, 2018

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 October 4, 2018

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 September 29, 2018

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 September 23, 2018

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 September 22, 2018

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
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
The only bear we saw was near Bow Lake.
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
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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.