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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 trip itinerary planner to add Vermilion Lakes and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • I have to travel this road on each visit. We drive along and stop every few minutes to take photos of beautiful reflections also great to walk along too. What a great place to view Mt. Rundle and we w...  more »
  • a beautiful viewing of the vermilion lakes, all looking different its great if you enjoy taking photos - one easy drives and it feels like each part your in a new area - also great if its cold and you...  more »
  • The lakes already catch your eye when you travel on the Transcanadian near Banff. If you are driving eastwards from Lake Louise, a convenient car park just before one of the Banff exits gives you a gr...  more »