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Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Easy trail and awesome scenary

We were driving from Calgary to Banff and made a small detour to see Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2015
Ottawa, Canada
Nice easy hike

My husband and I did the Minnewanka Loop yesterday. Minnewanka is beautiful pristine lake with... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
New Albany, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

We were driving from Calgary to Banff and made a small detour to see Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake and Lake Johnson. We first go to Lake Johnson and trekked trail #1 that is around Johnson Lake. It is and easy 3 km with very...More

3  Thank Holidays_addict
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did the Minnewanka Loop yesterday. Minnewanka is beautiful pristine lake with good pull over spots to take photos. Then we hiked around Lake Johnson. The hike took about an hour and I would class it a nice walk around a lovely...More

Thank 323martyd
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Did the Minnewanka Loop on the way to Canmore and it passed some of the time. It's scenic but not as interesting as other places we visited on our holiday. Did have close encounter with a young mountain sheep crossing the road near Two Jake...More

Thank Michyft
Reviewed 8 September 2015

While planning our trip to the Canadian Rockies, I put the Minnewanka Loop on our "must-do" list. I thought we would just make brief stops at Johnson Lake and Two Jack Lake and spend the bulk of our time at Lake Minnewanka. But that's not...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great loop of fresh water lakes that provides a beach at Johnson Lake and 2 Jack Lake. Johnson Lake is great for family picnics. There is a small beach for swimming with a view of the Cascade Mountain range. Lake Minnewanka is the largest lake...More

Thank Bearthoughts
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake & Lake Johnson - you can't go wrong with either. We enjoyed hiking around TJL & LJ. Very pleasant quiet hikes around beautiful lakes surrounded by magnificent scenery.

Thank woodchopper48
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Had a picnic day planned at Johnson Lake with the kids. It was warm - kids can swim easily. Also great for kayaking/paddle-boarding as it is calm. Lovely hike around the lake, too. It was busy for a long weekend, but not crazy. As for...More

Thank heatherm409
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Anything in and around Banff is beautiful but we were disappointed with this stop. The lake is amazing but there is tons of dog poop everywhere.

Thank TravBug789
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We went for a drive out to Johnson Lake. What a very pretty and very busy place. The grassy meadow goes down to the water's edge making a perfect place for a picnic or a sunbake. What a spectacular backdrop of the mountains behind the...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This round trip is certainly worth doing. Loads of beautiful lakes and scenery. One of our favourites on this trip was Two Jack Lake. A fairly quiet beautiful kept picnic place next to a lovely lake. It even has a small bit like an island...More

2  Thank chris t
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4 July 2016|
Response from jeancoops2 |
by the way... Anywhere around Banff, lake Louise, yoho perhaps Thanks again