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Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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A nice part of an all-day bicycle tour in Banff

We included Vermillion Drive (4.3K long) as part of an all-day bicycle tour that started/ended on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KevinMiller1956
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Winnipeg, Canada
Ice skating on Vermillion Lakes

A very pretty, scenic drive on a well-maintained road that runs parallel to the highway. We stopped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
yolandakavita
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Lake Country, Canada
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Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We included Vermillion Drive (4.3K long) as part of an all-day bicycle tour that started/ended on Tunnel Mountain Drive and also included the Banff Visitor Centre, CPR Station, Fenland Trail, a short stretch of the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail from Vermillion Drive to the Bow...More

Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pretty, scenic drive on a well-maintained road that runs parallel to the highway. We stopped to let our daughters skate on the frozen lake at a small man-made clearing.

Thank yolandakavita
Reviewed 17 December 2017

One of the most classic and iconic images of Banff is from the Vermillion Lakes: Mount Rundle reflected in beautiful water. But it's so much more than that. In the summer, you can canoe or kayak on it. In the winter, you can skate on...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Vermillion Lakes in November were partly frozen. There are views of more than one mountain peak, making it a great place for photography, and it was especially beautiful during sunrise.

Thank Rachel_L_2002
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Quiet trail very close to town. Easy trails for walking. The views of both ends of the valley are gorgeous. Beautiful sunrise, marshlands and birds.

Thank Boucie A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

During, all I kept thinking was why am I walking on a road that I could've just as easily accessed by car? Not at all what I expected when I read about it in a Lonely Planet travel book. When I think trail, I think...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Having walked up several hills the previous day; a local informed me this hike although 4.5km each way was on level ground. The walk takes you parallel to highway 1 passing several lakes along the way but is mainly lined either side by trees with...More

Thank simonbill1
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Briefly visited Vermillion Lakes from Calgary to Radium Hot Springs to enjoy the beginning of my exploration of the Canadian Rockies. The lakes are almost in Banff, a few minutes away. The road is quite narrow in areas and there are A LOT of bicyclists!!!...More

1  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The lakes offer fantastic views and reflections of the surrounding mountains which is good for taking photos There are a few places kn the road to pull over and enjoy the view etc, finding a place to stop at sunset might be more difficult Nice...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a lovely, peaceful, wetlands area with cycle trails, plenty of places to sit and rest and watch the wildlife. Charming.

Thank redwinter
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Carolyn E
31 July 2016|
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Response from anniezh2006 | Reviewed this property |
The Banff canoe club. Address: Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave, Banff Hours of Operation: 9am until 9pm Opening Day is May 14th 2016
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JTRICH55
13 June 2016|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can have dinner at the restaurant in the Juniper Hotel. It is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Norquay and the dinning room has an excellent view of Vermillion Lakes.
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