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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  • I've visited Vermilion Lakes at different times of the day and it's different each time. Totally amazing views and often wildlife - deer, fish in the water, muskrats, bald eagle, Canada Goose. Can't r...  more »
  • When we went there was some water but no birds as that might not be the time of their migration here. A lot of grass around the lake  more »
  • At first wrongly called the "Neusiedler See" Canada's, the Vermillion of Lakes emerges in the rear area of the lakes as a small Pearl. You can spend a few hours on benches or on the pier and relax with a beautiful natural environment.
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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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