Besides the emerald waters of Peyto Lake, within Banff National Park, you can see three incredibly beautiful lakes known as Lakes Vermilion. This protected area is located around the Rocky Mountains of Canada is included in the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Natural Park Banff is located about 130 km from Calgary, covering an area of 6641sq.km.
Vermilion Lakes are located west of Banff national park. The motor road which leads along the coast of the total of three lakes Vermilion is about 11 km long. These three beautiful lakes were formed in the valley of the Bow River, at the foot of Mount Norquay. Located between the trans-Canadian highway and Canadian Pacific Railway track.
The area of Vermilion lakes is extremely valuable for its bio diversity. Outstanding in it’s diversity of plant species, wildlife and especially birds. Ornithologists have long come to Vermilion in their quest to monitor the birds. Among the most cherished feathered species are bald eagle, osprey and Canadian geese. If you have plenty luck may even see elk and beaver.
Lakes Vermilion are a favorite in Banff National Park due to their various migratory waterfowl. In early spring the scenery here is lovely, considering the colorful fauna of the many beautiful birds. Bald eagles Traditionally nest within the lakes Vermilion.
Even back in 1940 National Geographic Society declared Vermilion Lakes part of the ten most beautiful lakes in the U.S.. This remains unchanged today. The three lakes cover a total area of 40, 000 acres of water, in which were formed 365 islands. The lakes stretch for 40 kilometers in the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region.
Excavations prove that human activity around the lakes Vermilion was present more than 10, 800 years ago. Evidence is found tools and bearings. Today, among the activities that visitors to the Vermilion lakes can partake in, are monitoring the birds and animals, biking, canoeing in the clear waters of the watersheds and all types of eco-tourism.