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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  • Although you can go by car to downtown Banff close is where you can go by bike. Sunset is beautiful, especially if you go when peri in Downey.
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  • Having walked up several hills the previous day; a local informed me this hike although 4.5km each way was on level ground. The walk takes you parallel to highway 1 passing several lakes along the way...  more »
  • Briefly visited Vermillion Lakes from Calgary to Radium Hot Springs to enjoy the beginning of my exploration of the Canadian Rockies. The lakes are almost in Banff, a few minutes away. The road is qui...  more »

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