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Lake Minnewanka: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We rode bikes from Banff to Lake Minnewanka. Unless you are an avid cyclist, I do NOT recommend that means of transportation to the Lake. The Lake itself is beautiful but if the bus has stopped, save it for next time!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Lake Minnewanka numerous times over the past several years. We never get tired of the breathtaking views and it has become one of our favorite spots. Always visited in the spring or fall of the year so it can be a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hammeri
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another absolutely stunning lake with beautiful scenery. Huge car park areas so clearly gets very busy in summer, but with the boats packed away for winter it made parking and getting around easy. You have to do the trek to Stewart’s Canyon to get some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here as part of a tour. It was just a brief stop so we didn't do any boating. It was also a very cold day so we took some pictures and enjoyed the scenery for a bit. The water is as beautiful as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 0719karenh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just drove and had a nice walk. Boats trips are available but we thought they were expensive. Again as with this area on the whole - amazing scenery .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The lake is just outside of Banff. There’s a nice scenic drive to the lake from the town. There was also a boat trip on the lake aswell, although we didn’t do that. There’s parking site near the dam. Definitely worth a visit when in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nickss1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place in the fall with not too many people around and easy parking. Pleasant to walk in the area and along the dam wall. Clean restrooms right at the parking lot. Cruises available in the summer but mid October that were taking the boats...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was really looking forward to visiting and taking a cruise on the lake. The weather was overcast but did clear slightly during our visit. Parking was pretty straightforward and was not to busy. We arrived early for our cruise but they kindly let us go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jamesbond007_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This lake has nice views without the massive crowds of the other tourist lakes. I recommend that you drive the loop past Two Jack lake. It’s very scenic without the traffic. It is also nice and close to Banff

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank U5096FEjamesf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and extremely picturesque place to visit. A short drive from Banff town, had spend around 30 minutes boating in the lake.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mahesh K
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William G
1 August 2019|
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Response from sarah86521 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, We actually drove to Lake Minnewanka. However, there is a easy to catch roamer bus, that travels from downtown Banff to the lake, it is a return service so you can get back just as easy and with the lake being so... More
31 May 2019|
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Response from litew8t | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been on either but my parents enjoyed the cruise
16 May 2019|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We're just travellers who've done the cruise a couple of times over the years. It's pricey but worth doing for sure. We found a "book now" link from the "Banff Jasper Collection" "Minnewanka" website, which we think is... More