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“Nice stop with nice views ”

Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Not so well known, hence low human traffic here. Do drop by for some lovely photo shots by the lake and perhaps in the woods; elderly may need a trekking pole.

Thank Derrick A
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We did the Minnewanka Loop and visited Lake Johnson several times during our week in the Canadian Rockies. We were rewarded with beauty, wildlife (bears, sheep), many photo ops, and serenity. Don't miss this area.

1  Thank morrishj
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We rented a car at Calgary Airport and drove to Banff, stopping off to do this loop on the way. Turned out to be a good decision, as we had a nice drive and saw long-horned sheep and a black bear along the way. Very close to Banff and a manageable drive.

1  Thank NJChisoxFan
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful easy walk around a well cleared trail. Gorgeous views and a lovely pair of loons calling back and forth.

Thank Erica B
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Minnewanka loop is easily found on the first exit ramp to Banff off the transcanada from Canmore and Calgary. Take the right hand turn for the loop drive. About 4 km you will see a sign for Johnson lake. Take this road and you arrive at a parking area with toilets and a picnic area. Great place to have lunch with the lake and mountains. The walk around the lake is mainly flat and suitable for children. The path stays pretty close to the lake but you do walk through trees. This area is part of the small remixing montane zone that is important habitat for large ungulates such as elk. Bears are also seen in this area in the fall as there are lots of buffalo berry bushes off the trail. You can continue the drive and there are a couple of nice stops up to the day use area on the lake. This was a great day out just a short drive from Banff.

Thank Welshman1956
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