Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka, Banff: Address, Lake Minnewanka Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Minnewanka
4.5
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There’s no comparing the emerald green waters of Minnewanka with any urban landscape. Mountain ridges stretch as far as the eye can see, eventually blurring into a blissful cascade of colours.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Meander318496
2 contributions
Boat Ride
Sep. 2021
Spectacular boat ride. Visited many places in the lake. Some other boats had good fishing. Will have to come again with fishing rods.
Written 14 October 2021
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bermuda1064
Hamilton, Bermuda138 contributions
worth a trip
Sep. 2021
Close to Banff - so a short drive. I think you can get the local bus too.
Lovely views and crystal waters.
Too cold to do a cruise, but lovely to drive around
Written 4 October 2021
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Christopher1701
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Stunning views
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Nice short drive from Banff. Amazing peaks and a wonderful waterscape in the foreground. If you have an hour to kill, this is a great option.
Written 2 October 2021
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Beatrice Olorenshaw
5 contributions
The fish in Minnewanka were imported from Ontario.
Sep. 2021
We enjoyed our Cruise on Minnewanka. You are in an enclosed boat so it was comfortable and the guide was very knowledgeable. I was raised in B.C. and thought the fish in Minnewanka were Western fish,
Written 20 September 2021
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FeatherTrue
Ottawa, Canada221 contributions
Beautiful and educational
Sep. 2021 • Couples
The lake cruise was included in a package tour that my husband and I took to see all the best parts of Banff in a single day and it was definitely worth going! Beautiful mountains surrounding the lake and such interesting history to learn about.
Written 16 September 2021
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Liann R
4 contributions
Beautiful way to see Banff National Park Scenery!
Aug. 2021
The family and I had the pleasure of taking the one hour boat cruise on the lake. I was so surprised at how knowledgeable and entertaining the guide (Wil) and captain were. The information gained on this cruise was discussed for the rest of our family trip as we travelled from scene area's throughout the Canadian Rockies! Loved it!
Written 3 September 2021
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Ryan S
1 contribution
The Monster of Lake Minnewanka
Aug. 2021
Had the pleasure of trying this excursion during the summer of 2021. Captain Dan and the host Craig were a great duo that played well off each other. They were fun, informative, and my whole family found the adventure to be the perfect afternoon activity.

Thank you guys for the great time,
Ryan, Kat & Epic
Written 26 August 2021
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munzimunz
25 contributions
This lake would be great on a sunny clear day
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Nice lake surrounded by mountains! Visited on a rainy day with my family. Has a flat walking path. Took some pics at the dock and walked around the shore. Nice spots for photos. Got some good views even though it was foggy. There is a washroom beside the parking lot
Written 24 August 2021
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KTfromkanada
17 contributions
Tough to beat the smoke & the crowds
Aug. 2021
We unfortunately visited when Banff was covered in smoke. Views were pretty but not very clear. Did not stop the crowds of people from congregating on the shore-line. Not the most relaxing, would aim for early morning or evening visit.
Written 23 August 2021
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Kevin
2 contributions
Nice hour trip on Lake Minnewanka
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Ashley and captain Kennedy were amazing. The story behind that Lake is awesome and the view is really nice. Make sure you're there 30 minutes in advance.
Written 21 August 2021
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