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Vermillion Lakes

Banff, Alberta

based on 7 reviews


Added by Tiffany Nguyen

Explore one of Banff National Park's best photography destinations, Vermillion Lakes.

Vermillion Lakes is one of the best spot's in Banff to catch a sunrise or sunset depending on the season. Although it's one of the most popular locations for photographers, there are so many different areas around the lakes that you'll never feel like it's too crowded. Mount Rundle can be photographed during anytime during the year, but be sure to check for ideal conditions to capture that perfect shot. Being so close to town, be sure to grab a bite to eat or a cold one afterwards!

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Vermillion Lakes Reviews

I really wish I could have been at this spot for sunrise/sunset. It's a beautiful location with mountain views and crystal clear reflections in the lakes. Hopefully I will have the chance to revisit!

If you are in Banff, be sure to stop here, the views are fantastic and such a gem right in Banff! So calming and peaceful. There are places to stop along the road around the lakes and take pics, stop and smell the fresh air. Drive right to the end to appreciate the views all around!

we went to brunch at juniper inn, nearby... on our way back to town, we saw a sign for vermillion lakes. it wasn’t too crowded, since it was midweek, but we got a nice walk in to work off some serious brunch. the larch were changing color, so it was beautiful!

Beautiful spot, and the scenery is even better if you can get there for sunrise. It's close to town so you won't get any solitude, but still well worth going to see firsthand

Every time I visit Banff, I make an effort to visit Vermillion Lakes a few times. I love walking around the small lakes and forests here and there is always something to see. I've come across moose, elk, loons, eagles, and more all by just walking up and down the road and short trail. Not to mention, it's right next to town making it an easy stop.

Vermillion Lakes are an incredible view right outside the town of Banff. If you're staying in Banff town, make sure to catch sunrise here once or twice. The views are unforgettable.

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