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Vermilion Lakes – Banff, Alberta

EXIF Data: f/7.1, 1/20 sec, 24mm

During a family vacation we drove along the Vermilion Lakes one evening, and couldn’t pass them up. They are easliy accessible from Trans-Canada Highway #1, right off of Mount Norquay Road on the west side of the town of Banff. I was hoping for an epic sunset with Mount Rundle reflected in the lakes but had to settle for this. Mount Rundle is hidden just out of the right of the frame. Some mosquitoes were harmed in the making of this shot.


The Vermilion Lakes are a series of lakes located immediately west of Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The three lakes are formed in the Bow River valley, in the Banff National Park, at the foot of Mount Norquay. They are located between the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A hot spring is found at the third lake. -Wikipedia

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