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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  • A very pretty, scenic drive on a well-maintained road that runs parallel to the highway. We stopped to let our daughters skate on the frozen lake at a small man-made clearing.  more »
  • One of the most classic and iconic images of Banff is from the Vermillion Lakes: Mount Rundle reflected in beautiful water. But it's so much more than that. In the summer, you can canoe or kayak on it...  more »
  • Vermillion Lakes in November were partly frozen. There are views of more than one mountain peak, making it a great place for photography, and it was especially beautiful during sunrise.  more »
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  • 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.
  • one of the best places to take pictures

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