Vermilion Lakes, Banff

Home to spectacular wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Vermilion Lakes are the perfect place to be at one with nature. Formed within the Bow River Valley, under the shadow of the impressive Mount Rundle, the lakes and surrounding are make a perfect spot for canoeing, wildlife-watching, hiking, picnicking, and enjoying views of the sunrise or sunset. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as bald eagles and elk. If you get lucky, at night you may be granted with the opportunity to witness the magical Aurora Borealis. Self-guided interpretive panels provide information about the natural wonders and cultural riches of the area. Arrange your visit to Vermilion Lakes and discover more family-friendly attractions in Banff National Park using our Banff National Park online visit planner .
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  • Wonderful location with a beautiful view. Green Lakes, mountains, all part of a set of invaluable beauty.
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  • We always take this ride whenever we visit Banff. We are always optimistic that we will see lots of wildlife but almost never do. The views across the lakes is nice but it is so overgrown now it is ha...  more »
  • The lakes are very close to Banff. I went there in the evening since I had no other plans... and it was worth it - I saw lots of birds and deers right next to the road. The views were nice too and at ...  more »
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  • Loved it.Not very busy.Perfect for a family outing.
  • A group of lake with barely any facility and so close to Banff and so easy to access you could forget to stop there whereas the panorama is just gorgeous and open on more than a few mountain. Also, compared to more touristic lakes, it becomes soothing even staying for a small hour just enjoying the great view.
  • Visited during a winter night and offered some really cool spots for astrophotohraphy
  • Beautiful views. Beautiful location. Had my wedding pictures taken here. I love them!!!
  • Nice reflections of the mountains on the lake.
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