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Vermilion Lakes, Banff

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 550+ 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 trip itinerary planner to add Vermilion Lakes and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • Take a walk or bike ride or better still, the car if you have one. This sealed road takes you alongside three calm lakes offering great photo opportunities across them to various mountains, the most f...  read more »
  • Early morning is the time to come here before the breeze gets up. The lake then are like a mirror and the photos you get a amazing. There were deer, bald eagles and other small animals to be seen and ...  read more »
  • A very manageable bike ride, but well worth having the bike to do it-- you can cruise along the road or stop at lakes as you please. On our way back, we spotted a bald eagle-- along with a crowd of ot...  read more »
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