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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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  • This series of three lakes are the place to go to take the iconic picture of Mount Rundle. Since people have been visiting the area this has been an enduring image, whether painted or photographed. Yo...  more »
  • We stopped here and watched as a man skated around clearing the snow off the ice. He didn't disappear below the ice so we enjoyed a walk around the ice. Good spot to take some photos of th snow capped...  more »
  • Me, my boyfriend and my friend have even up there a few times on the canoes from the Banff Canoe Club and it is truly awesome. As you were making your way there you could stop off an view the beavers,...  more »