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Vermilion Lakes

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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-773-8888

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Watch people skating and practicing hockey

We stopped here and watched as a man skated around clearing the snow off the ice. He didn't disappear below the ice so we enjoyed a walk around the ice. Good spot to take some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here and watched as a man skated around clearing the snow off the ice. He didn't disappear below the ice so we enjoyed a walk around the ice. Good spot to take some photos of th snow capped mountains.

Thank GS1505
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my boyfriend and my friend have even up there a few times on the canoes from the Banff Canoe Club and it is truly awesome. As you were making your way there you could stop off an view the beavers, although I think they have relocated now due to a storm. The wind is very harsh on the lake... More 

Thank Annalee D
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely calm, shallow waters make this a great spot for a quick outing in a kayak or canoe. Gret for beginners or anyone who likes glassy-calm water and great scenery. A bit of noise from the nearby highway, but not enough to spoil it.

Thank H W
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went just after sunrise. Was cloudy so photos were average. Nice lakes and landscape view. Doesn't compare much to other areas of Banff but it's good for a short stop over

Thank daveqq
Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to travel this road on each visit. We drive along and stop every few minutes to take photos of beautiful reflections also great to walk along too. What a great place to view Mt. Rundle and we were lucky enough once.... to see a bald eagle there too. Seems to be a place the professional photographers gather at... More 

Thank meanddan
Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a beautiful viewing of the vermilion lakes, all looking different its great if you enjoy taking photos - one easy drives and it feels like each part your in a new area - also great if its cold and you dont want to get out your car

Thank Laurenmburchell
Stromstad, Sweden
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47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lakes already catch your eye when you travel on the Transcanadian near Banff. If you are driving eastwards from Lake Louise, a convenient car park just before one of the Banff exits gives you a great panorama with of course the silhouette of Imposing Mount Rundle in the background. One you've developed a taste for this view you will... More 

Thank nordlysMH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Just did a drive through hoping to see moose, bear or deer but didn't see any. Very cool, wet day and they were doing some patching of the road. However we enjoyed the view and quiet peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Ruth B
Fort Collins, CO
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261 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This area offers peaceful wetlands with a variety of birds; supposed to be a great place for birders. We did not spot any other wildlife the afternoon we were there. It is a slow 2-lane road with many people walking, jogging, riding bikes, etc. The scenery was a bit on the boring side compared to the majesty of the mountains.... More 

Thank laneybelle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We connected with this trail from the canoe docks in Banff. This is a very easy walk through some very nice wooded areas that quickly makes you feel like you have left the town behind very quickly. Only about a 5 or 6 Km walk to the lake but well worth the views.

Thank DrPAlberta

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