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Vermilion Lakes, Banff

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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. Use our Banff trip itinerary planner to add Vermilion Lakes and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • In winter, the roads are kept open very nicely, providing excellent access to this delightful bit of wilderness just outside of Banff townsite. In the summer, there are trails for walking or cycling, ...  more »
  • Definitley recommend a visit down to the Vermillion Lakes if you're visiting Banff. You can easily walk from town or drive. Amazing views of all the lakes as you walk down. Also, perfect place to watc...  more »
  • We visited the lakes after the cold spell and as it was completely frozen we walked right across it and got some great photos. Worth a visit if the weather is nice!