Vermilion Lakes

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  • Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Off Beaten Path, Water Body, Wildlife Park, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Lake

If the east has Tunnel Mountain, the west of Banff has the Vermilion Lakes. Three rivers from the Bow Valley come together and form this spectacular body of water just outside of Banff. For any wildlife, photography enthusiast, the Vermilion Lakes is a perfect setting. The only possible downside here is that since it’s located along the highway, so it’s not as tranquil as you would imagine it to be. Nonetheless, it’s still the best place to spot some Canadian Rockies wildlife.

  • You could either rent a car, undertake the drive yourself or you could sign up for a tour.

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  • Vermilion Lakes Address: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Vermilion Lakes Timing: 24-hrs
  • Vermilion Lakes Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Vermilion Lakes(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Vermilion Lakes: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 79.48% of people who visit Banff include Vermilion Lakes in their plan

  • 42.17% of people start their Vermilion Lakes visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Vermilion Lakes

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

93.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vermilion Lakes

People normally club together Parker Ridge Trail and Banff Visitor Information Centre while planning their visit to Vermilion Lakes.

People also prefer to end their day with Vermilion Lakes.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This place is small compared to other lakes. But still beautiful and majestic in nature. I wish you could stay here for a little bit longer. Bench ans shade will be good to add besides the lakes to attract more goers like me. I am happy and recommended this lake to escape crowd in Lake Louis. This is good alternative.

  • Beautiful lakes any time of year with views of Rundle in the background. Not the blue lakes of the Rockies you may be used to but still nice.

  • Relatively small and not very attractive compared to other lakes such as Lake Louie, Lake Moraine and Lake Minnewanka. If you simply just want a lake to bike around, this is the place.

  • Ate dinner on a bench and watched the sunset. Stunning. My picture does not give it justice.

  • Great lakes to go kayaking.

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