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Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson

Lake Minnewanka Drive | Continuation of Banff Avenue to Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
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Such a Lovely Spot

We went for a drive out to Johnson Lake. What a very pretty and very busy place. The grassy meadow... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
Anita T
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Forster, Australia
Don't forget "Two Jack Lake"

This round trip is certainly worth doing. Loads of beautiful lakes and scenery. One of our... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2015
chris t
,
Louth, United Kingdom
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Lake Minnewanka Drive | Continuation of Banff Avenue to Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2, Canada
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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
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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

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

It feels like this lake was made for perfect pictures. The super clear water resulted in a crystal clean reflection of the mountains, trees and clouds. You can see the proof in my pictures. After you arrive to the lake, if you would like, you...More

1  Thank Ivy W
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Minnewanka loop drive takes about an hour and there are a number of attractions including the Minnewanka lake which is a stunner. The Johnson lake is no biggie and a lot of people picnic here. If you drive through the loop you could stop...More

1  Thank SagarVS
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I went fishing at Johnson Lake and although I didn't catch anything, we had bites and you can see to the bottom until about 15' out. Decent Rainbows, and since the flood there's Brook Trout in there as well now I hear. There's also a...More

1  Thank AHill2015
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is a great little lake for a short hike, picnic or swim. There's even a rope swing on the other side of the lake. Bring your SUP!

Thank Owlgael
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We have walked the Lake Johnston Loop many, may times. Still one of my favourite hikes around Canmore - Banff Area. The walk is easy enough for the whole family. Picnic spots available. Pet friendly. We have encountered wild life every time we hike here.

Thank Edsia
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

The minnewankwa loop is very picturesque. You can take the boat cruise on the lake. Very informative. Wasn't running in April when we visited but visited year before in summer. Mountain goats and big horned sheep spotted along our journey!

Thank debster369
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Visiting from Australia we drove the loop on a cold and windy day in April after our helicopter ride was cancelled due to the wind. The loop drive was beautiful and one can imagine the crowds on the "beach" in summer on Lake Johnson. The...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

We enjoyed a scenic drive around these two lakes, but the highlight of the trip was our first sighting of a bear ( the first of several on our holiday). He even obliged by crossing the road giving us photo opportunities. We were lucky to...More

Thank Andrew C
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Dennis C
13 February 2017|
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Response from Boberg |
Is there any public transportation to make "the loop" drive? Johnson Lake, etc. I've never heard mention of cabs in Banff area?? Won't have a car and want to do the lake hikes. Thank you
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jeancoops2
4 July 2016|
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by the way... Anywhere around Banff, lake Louise, yoho perhaps Thanks again
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