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Lake Minnewanka Cruise provided by Brewster Sightseeing

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Soak up the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies through panoramic windows during this interpretive cruise. This boat tour of Lake Minnewanka includes Devil’s Gap, nestled in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy scanning the lakeshore for wildlife while the captain narrates. Hourly departures from Banff suit any sightseeing schedule.
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    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.
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  • Lake Minnewanka cruise offers majestic views from every angle
  • Panoramic tour includes folklore and other narration
  • Guide points out deer, bald eagles, big-horned sheep, and occasional bears
  • Boat dock is just a short drive from the town of Banff
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Departure Point
Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka
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  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
  • Opening/closing dates are weather dependent
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Kieran B. wrote a review Yesterday
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Super informative about the lake and the history surrounding the lake. Whether it’s about animals, Indigenous people’s who have lived in the area, or geological knowledge, they touch on it all.
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Date of experience: July 2020
francoisr198 wrote a review 1 Jul
Airdrie9 contributions1 helpful vote
Lake Minnewanka is definitely stunning with its turquoise waters surrounded by the spectacular Canadian Rockies. We were two families of four doing the one hour cruise on June 29th. The staff (Daniel and Kanji) we very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We could feel
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Date of experience: June 2020
Matt w wrote a review Feb 2020
Pensacola Beach, Florida27 contributions6 helpful votes
Lake minnewanka itself is worth the drive because the surrounding mountains are stunning; it’s free to park and easy to hike the area. But I am here to review captain Sean and tour guide Melissa: they rock!! My wife and I bought the cruise with a package, but I’m glad this was
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Raj Huns wrote a review Nov 2019
Jaipur, India23 contributions28 helpful votes
We took a 3 pm cruise on 3rd September 2019 The arrangements of the cruise were very good. The guide gave a lot of information about the flora and fauna of the area around the lake. We could not see any wild life. As it was late summer most of the snow had already melted and so
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Hi RajHuns, thank you very much for this thoughtful review and for taking our cruise. The snow caps out mountains almost 12 months of the year. July - mid September is really the only time you're not guaranteed to see snow on at least the tops of the Canadian Rockies. Although, that's not to see you won't see snow that time of the year! I'm glad you found the tour very good and learned a few things while you were here. I hope you can come back again at some point in the future. Regards, Travis Mann GM,Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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grammysharon wrote a review Oct 2019
San Diego, California143 contributions29 helpful votes
Great trip on easy moving boat...wonderful views and weather. The guide was very professional and shared lots of info about the area. Weather was perfect around 3 in the afternoon. The captain knew alot about the local birds . The best part was the double rainbow we saw
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Hi grammysharon, thank you for visiting and taking our cruise. We really appreciate the feedback and sounds like a wonderful view seeing a double rainbow from the boat! Thanks again, we hope to see you again. Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Awesome experience (even if it was a rainy day)! Shoutout to our crew/guide Nick for the info tidbits
Awesome experience (even if it was a rainy day)! Shout out to our crew/guide Nick for the info tidbits. We were a g
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Very experienced and talented staff
We did the combo during our visit to Jasper/Banff and loved the staff on this cruise the most. Nat and Elliot were
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BEST CREW GIRLS (Becca and Courtney)
We went on the cruise with our friends (from France, better than Quebecois). Discovering for the first time the reg
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Great half day winter trip around Banff
Carson and Ellie, our guides, were wonderful! They had so much local information to share with us about history, ge
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Winter Wonderland Tour
Booked this tour through Get Your Guide. Fully worth the money. So much to see but you don't feel rushed. Still ple
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louise s
Winter wonderland tour-do it!!!
We were collected on time by driver Micheal and host Ellie. Both made our day ! 1st stop a view of Two Jacks lake
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Outstanding experience!
We had such a great time on this tour. Ellie and Mona were exceptional tour guides! The winter wonderland sights we
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Gorgeous scenery, great guides!
I took the Winter Sightseeing Tour with Banff Gondola this week and it was so stunning. It's off-season, so our tou
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Just gorgeous
We did the winter tour and it was utterly amazing. The scenery is, of course, the star of the show but the hosts ma
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Memories That Will Last A Lifetime
On Friday, 12/13/2019, I went on a tour called the Banff Winter Sightseeing Tour. This is a review I originally pos
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Amazing snow view that I have never seen. Ellie and Wade were hospitable and kind. The snake was delicious.
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Best first time experience
I had the best experience with Ellie, Bri and Mark as our guides! They were so friendly, nice, and even funny. They
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We decided to do the Winter Wonder tour as a first activity to do in Banff because it included so many wonderful de
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The perfect way to see Banff!
My friends and I had such an amazing afternoon doing the Banff Winter Sightseeing Tour! Our guides Ellie and Mona w
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Ellen P
Wonderful tour with activities
Our guides were Mona & Ellie and they were fantastic! Mona is so knowledgeable and really interesting. We got to
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