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Vermilion Lakes

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Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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must see in Banff

Been there early in the morning. It is about 10 minutes drive from town. The scene is great. We even see a bear. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
rodjin
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Ningbo, China
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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there early in the morning. It is about 10 minutes drive from town. The scene is great. We even see a bear. Highly recommend.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great scenery and peaceful drive. The view of the mountains is spectacular! Saw quite a few deer on the drive along Vermilion Lakes.

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Banff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winter or summer, the views from this quick drive or easy, flat walk, are a true example of the famed Rocky Mountain beauty. A photographers haven of macro and micro shots can include the iconic view of Mt Rundle reflected on the lake or frozen ice, Eagles in their nests, paddlers meandering, frosted crystals on light dappled grasses. Take a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In winter, the roads are kept open very nicely, providing excellent access to this delightful bit of wilderness just outside of Banff townsite. In the summer, there are trails for walking or cycling, and of course, the lakes are great for canoeing. In the winter, while the lakes do freeze over, I would be cautious about exploring to far on... More 

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Perthshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Definitley recommend a visit down to the Vermillion Lakes if you're visiting Banff. You can easily walk from town or drive. Amazing views of all the lakes as you walk down. Also, perfect place to watch the stars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited the lakes after the cold spell and as it was completely frozen we walked right across it and got some great photos. Worth a visit if the weather is nice!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We walked into town, picked up some rental skates (much comfier than uk hire boots) and then walked to the lakes. Once we got there it's as simple as change boots and away you go. Some kind locals had cleared a patch to skate on. Great fun for anyone.

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Machida, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Banff National Park is just so beautiful that this place does not have the matching chops to play with the big kids. On its own it is really a lovely place, and being so close to the town of Banff you can feel quite alone out here....which is nice sometimes!! But only come here f you have tons of time....Banff... More 

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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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. You can take the Fenland trail to access the lakes as an added feature. Recent enhancements by Parks Canada( benches, bike racks and signage) encourage... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 mountains.

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