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Vermilion Lakes, Banff

(4.2/5 based on 650 reviews on the web)
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 National Park trip itinerary planner to add Vermilion Lakes and other attractions to your Banff National Park vacation plans.
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  • So far from freezing in the winter. It is the spring coming from. Winter not so much people, so fabulous in the quiet wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Best as a photo spot at sunset.
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  • Vermillion Lakes offers a beautiful short drive which can be done with the car, by foot or by bike. In the winter the lakes are frozen and if you are lucky you can see moose of elk. . In the summer it...  more »
  • The vermilion lakes are for walks and to the watch an interesting area of water birds.
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