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Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Nice Scenic Drive

The Minnewanka Loop was a great scenic drive and does provide great scenic views around the lakes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chaitanya S
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Whitby, Canada
Best place for wildlife viewing in Banff

Ask around Banff where the best place is to view wildlife, and you will be directed up route... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
pokerpro05
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Las Vegas, NV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minnewanka Loop was a great scenic drive and does provide great scenic views around the lakes. Lake Minnewanka does have the best views among them. Its a nice spot to see wildlife - we got to see the Rocky Mountain sheep and its babies...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Ask around Banff where the best place is to view wildlife, and you will be directed up route 1A. We tried this, and it was an epic FAILURE. There was not a single animal to be found, and we tried on two different days around...More

Thank pokerpro05
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Lake Minnwanka and Johnson Lake are both located about 15 minutes north of Banff along a scenic drive. The drive to these lakes was beautiful as the narrow paved road wound through meadows and forests and offered gorgeous views of the mountain scenery. I even...More

Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Johnson lake was a great little spot. Oh can swim in the lake (although chilly, you soon get used to it). It wasn't very known so not too busy. Also offers a few places to walk/hike. There are picnic benches around so can even have...More

1  Thank JessPx
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank NJChisoxFan
Reviewed 1 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
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...More

Thank Welshman1956
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice for a little stroll. Make sure you have a parks pass as we didn't get told about it from our hotel when we checked in late at night and ended up getting a warning violation from the parks people.

Thank pwilliams82
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jeancoops2
3 July 2016|
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by the way... Anywhere around Banff, lake Louise, yoho perhaps Thanks again
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