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Vermilion Lakes, Banff

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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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  • This was something extra we paid for and it was worth it as we got to see a large Grizzly on side of road  more »
  • A popular route for cars, cyclists and walkers so you should go slow to enjoy the great views along the way - both coming and going.  more »
  • Vermillion Lakes is an amazing walk or bike ride from town (10 minute walk from downtown Banff). It's a great place to sit and take in the amazing views or if you're lucky, you will see the loon famil...  more »