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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  • Amazing and vast views for Vermilion lakes - just be sure to pack your camera for this little treat!  more »
  • Just before entering Banff (coming from Golden) the lakes are at your right hand sight. The views are really beautiful and worthwile to make stop to enjoy the scenery.  more »
  • This is probably the most photographed spot for Mount Rundle, yet it never gets old. Travel down the road to a few different spots, watch out in the marsh as your feet can get wet anywhere!  more »
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  • Relatively small and not very attractive compared to other lakes such as Lake Louie, Lake Moraine and Lake Minnewanka. If you simply just want a lake to bike around, this is the place.
  • Ate dinner on a bench and watched the sunset. Stunning. My picture does not give it justice.
  • Great lakes to go kayaking.
  • Another beautiful spot in gorgeous Alberta
  • Loved it.Not very busy.Perfect for a family outing.
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