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Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Great walking

So much to see and enjoy around the lakes. We had snow in summer so got to hike through unchartered... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2014
Kiama, Australia
Up there with 'Moraine' and 'Louise'

We'd been staying in Banff for 5 days and visited all the recommended sites and went on some guided... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2014
steve w
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

So much to see and enjoy around the lakes. We had snow in summer so got to hike through unchartered areas - looking for wildlife. Saw a majestic buck elk and his harem of does along the roadside. Fabulous.

Thank SonjaB60
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We'd been staying in Banff for 5 days and visited all the recommended sites and went on some guided walks which were all very good. When the time came to return to Calgary we decided to visit Lake Minnewanka, right on our doorstep! What a...More

1  Thank steve w
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This area is absolutely breath taking. Easy to get to from Calgary on the way to Banff; one can spend a few hours there which we were not prepared for. Lake Johnson is a visit on its own and not just a side trip on...More

Thank James_wu
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The lake itself and the wildlife viewing between Johnson Lake and Banff were both excellent, but our guided interpretive walk around the lake was awful. We were supposed to get a 1.5 hour guided interpretive walk around Johnson Lake that covered a distance of about...More

1  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Our afternoon plans changed considerably the day we came here. We spent longer having lunch than planned so didn't have time to do the hike to the upper falls at Johnson Canyon so instead our friend aka 'personal tour guide' suggested we came and visited...More

Thank Basilio_10
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Wonderful, less crowded place to visit near Banff. The big lake, Minnewanka is beautiful. Drive across the dam (take photos of the big-horn sheep) and continue to Johnson Lake. This is more of a locals place, people bring their children to picnic and play in...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We went there on a hot summer day. Water was amazing as we swam in the lake. It's such a nice place. You have to take longer drive to get there by lake Minnewanka and Two Jake as well. Free parking.

2  Thank Banff2013
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I did the Steward Canyon in the morning and after taking our lunch, we went to Johnson Lake. Both are super easy walks and suitable for the family with young children. We saw a black bear quietly eating while we are at the far end...More

1  Thank caldwell2014
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This loop covers two very nice lakes: Minnewanka Lake and Two Jack Lake. If you are in Banff or nearby, you must do the loop and see both lakes. It is feasible to rent a car at Calgary and return on the same day. Most...More

1  Thank lfbitt
Reviewed 20 September 2013

My husband and i walked around twice we loved this flat easy hike in the afternoon, with spectacular views and plenty of spots to think, sit and ponder away from the crowds of other spots. The view is really beautiful with even a fantastic reflection...More

2  Thank 9liz
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4 July 2016|
Response from jeancoops2 |
by the way... Anywhere around Banff, lake Louise, yoho perhaps Thanks again