5 minutes west of the Banff townsite on the Vermilion Lakes Drive

This year-round 4.3 kilometre scenic road, offers wildlife viewing opportunities and breathtaking scenery. Sit back, relax on the docks and benches, and soak up the sun as you gaze at the impressive Mount Rundle - one of Banff's most recognizable mountains. Take some time to learn about the natural wonders and cultural richness of the area through self guided interpretive panels.

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 Vermilion Lakes Drive is also part of the 26 km Banff Legacy Trail.

Services and Facilities
  • Interpretive panels share the stories of the geology, wetland ecology and human presence in the area.
  • Limited parking is available near the First Vermilion Lake.
  • Parking and picnic tables are available at the nearby Fenland day-use area.