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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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Beautiful!

This drive is nothing but beautiful! The lakes are so crystal clear, mountains rugged and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2012
cjv48
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
A must do

Just a few minutes drive from Banff, this day trip is highly recommended. We first went to Lake... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2012
David B
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Sydney, Australia
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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 11 October 2012

This drive is nothing but beautiful! The lakes are so crystal clear, mountains rugged and gorgeous! There is wildlife abound. Watch for the bighorn sheep!

3  Thank cjv48
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Just a few minutes drive from Banff, this day trip is highly recommended. We first went to Lake Minnewanka (great name btw) and took the cruise of the lake. If you took the chair lift at Banff, you can also add on this cruise for...More

4  Thank David B
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This lake is not far from the town of Banff, within Banff National Park. No specific use fee, but included in general park entrance fee collected along Transcanada Highway. There were 4 cars total parked on a late Friday afternoon in September. It is possible...More

3  Thank usuallyhappytravels
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

On a hot summer day, we took a quick trip for a dip in Johnson Lake. The parking lot was more than full, but we parked along the road and hiked back to the lake. I can see why people were there as it's a...More

3  Thank Glee2544
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Driving around the loop was a great experience. From the cruise on Lake Minnewanka to the other scenic spots around the loop i.e. Two Jack lake, lake Johnson and Cascade ponds. All spots are very beautiful and well worth a visit. We have some amazing...More

4  Thank gazza53255060
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Lake Minnewanka had a boat tour that was about 1 1/2 hrs. with a knowledgeable guide to tell the "local stories" about the mountains surrounding this lovely lake. On a beautiful day in a lovely setting, it was well worth our time. After leaving there...More

4  Thank Abbysmom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Picturesque well worth the visit stunning scenery great experience and interesting drive only a short trip from banff

2  Thank Badgersteve
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Lake Minnewanka was closed for walking while we were there (and requires a group of four for the hike) but is beautiful to drive around, allowing access to a large herd of Big-horned sheep who hang out on the slopes near the road. Two Jack...More

5  Thank pachamama092010
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

We visited Minnewanka Loop early morning and it appeared so tranquil and serene! It was cloudy that day and the view was awesome! Then we drove to Two-Jack lake and Johnson lake. The reflection of the mountain in the water is so beautiful. All the...More

3  Thank Rekha P
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We started our journey with Soul Ski and Bike shop in Banff, the staff outfitted all of us perfectly and gave great directions to Lake Minnewanka. The bike trip was approximately 25 kilometers and was a moderate to strenuous ride. The Lakes are majestic with...More

2  Thank David-Quest
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by the way... Anywhere around Banff, lake Louise, yoho perhaps Thanks again
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