The Vermilion Lakes in Banff National Park, Alberta
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Alpine peaks and lakes
Nestled in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Vermilion Lakes are a network of spectacular waters offering magnificent views of the Canadian Rockies. Just 2.4 kilometres away from the lively town of Banff, Vermilion Lakes is the perfect getaway for getting close to mother nature. The swampy ground here makes it an attractive spot for viewing wildlife such as moose, beavers, elk and bear. Visitors typically explore this site during sunrise or sunset to experience the dazzling colours of the sky, reflected in the still waters. Those seeking a closer look at the expansive alpine valleys and peaks can further hike the trails or paddle across the lakes.